New Rector of Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Abeokuta Mr Samson Odedina has pledged monetary help to visually-impaired college students.
Odedina said this in a chat with CampusLife after he turned into given an award with the aid of the scholars Union (SU) of the organization.
The SU had earlier renovated the bus shed of the polytechnic and christened it ‘Samson Adeola Odedina Bus Shed’, in honour of Odedina who became appointed in January by way of the Ogun kingdom authorities.
Odedina was honoured by means of the scholars for his effort in resolving the crisis that had prevented them from writing the second semester exam, which commenced on Monday.
on the inuaguration of the power, a few visually-impaired students had approached the Rector to searching for economic and ethical aid.
The leader of the institution, Tobi Itomi, an HND scholar of Mass communique, said that they had potentials to unharness given a extra conducive environment.
Itomi, who become runner-up at the general public speaking opposition of his department, stated his correct educational performance is a testimony of his dedication to his studies.
He stated: “people with disabilities are frequently discriminated against inside the society or even inside the circle of relatives,we’re considered remaining in the entirety.
Itomi persisted: “no matter my situation, i am the most read member of my circle of relatives. i was the first runner-up on the closing public talking competition. this is to inform you sir, that i have passion for studying.
“i am pleading with the control to render extra help to us, especially in the price of lessons. a number of us are sponsoring ourselves. Our circle of relatives members do not assume whatever high-quality from us, hence, they abandoned us’’.
Odedina, who later spoke to CAMPUSLIFE in his office, said he could ensure that the request of the visually-impaired students is fulfilled.
He said if SU ought to pay the prices of a few less privileged college students, he would do greater for college students with unique aids.
Odedina stated: “I don’t need to be begged. since I came on board, we’ve performed greater matters that we don’t need to make public in phrases of welfare and support for unique humans.
“As a long way as i’m involved, it (their request) is a executed deal for them. I need to realize if there are other companies like that so they can get the aid of the control and the students Union.”