Four graduates of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso, have been awarded fully funded scholarships at the Louisiana State University (LSU), Los Angeles, United States.
The graduates are directly admitted into the Ph.D. programme with their first degrees.
This is according to a statement released on Tuesday by the Principal Assistant Registrar, Public and Alumni Relations Unit of the University, Mr. Ọlálékan Fadeyi.
He said the four are all Chemical Engineering graduates adding that it was the first time that four graduates of Chemical Engineering in LAUTECH were admitted into a Ph.D. programme in the same academic session.
“Based on the previous interactions between LAUTECH and LSU, the Department of Chemical Engineering got a call from Louisiana State University to present scholarship awards to the best students from the department.
“The students are Otusanya Gabriel Tobi (Class of 2017), Oluwole Titilayo Deborah (Class of 2018), Dauda, Monsuru Olatunji (Class of 2019), and Balogun Toyeeb Olamide (Class of 2019).
“The development testifies to the dedication of LAUTECH in producing students that can compete with its peer anywhere in the world.
“It also justifies the belief of members of staff of the Department of Chemical Engineering in the ability of its students and presenting them for this opportunity,” Fadeyi said.