The far-reaching upshots of the Student Work-Study Scheme, SWSS, of Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko, Ondo State, on the participants have once again been stressed.
The Director of the Scheme, Dr. (Mrs.) Olubunmi Omoniyi, affirmed this during an interview in her office, saying over 1,000 students have benefited from the scheme.
The SWSS, which took off in July 2010, allows willing students to work for two hours daily and receive a monthly stipend to support themselves financially while studying in the University.
The Director said, “Over 1,000 Students have benefited from the scheme. The turnout of applicants for the scheme at every session has been very amazing. For this semester, we have shortlisted about 100 students for the scheme. This number may increase depending on the availability of funds. The applicants are very enthusiastic about the scheme.”
Dr. (Mrs.) Omoniyi, who acknowledged the efforts of her predecessors, Dr. (Mrs.) Iyabo Omoniyi, and Dr. Adejompo Fagbohunka, at sustaining the scheme, said, “I have approached some philanthropists and well-to-do individuals in the society who could be helpful in terms financial assistance such that the scheme would be able to accommodate more students. We are hoping that we would get positive feedbacks from those we have approached.”