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Crescent Varsity Student Bags Proprietor's Scholarship...As University Hosts First-class Alumna

By Idris Katib
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A 100-level mass communication student of Crescent University, Abeokuta, Taofeek Temitope Gawat has been awarded Proprietor's scholarship throughout his studies in the institution.

Taofeek is third of Gawat's siblings to attend the university and a brother of Miss Rafiat Gawat who recently did the institution proud making a distinction at Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, Scotland where she studied marketing communication for her master's programme.She also made a first class honours in her BSc at Crescent University in 2010.

Taofeek, the son of the missing Muslim cleric/broadcaster, Alhaji Rasak Gawat, was given the scholarship in recognition of his father's contribution to the growth of the institution and a gesture of support the family during its trying period.

The Proprietor, Judge Bola Ajibola announced Taofeek's scholarship award to the university management and family members of Rafiat Gawat when she was hosted by Crescent University for her sterling performance in academics, morals and employment.

Ajibola said the university was to support all those coming after his generation, noting that he fended for himself to get a university education and ensured that he gave out of what God had endowed him with.

The Vice Chancellor, Prof. Ibraheem Gbajabiamila described Gawat as exemplary alumna who deserved the rare publicity she got, saing that " what our university wants is for you to be exemplary to other students".

Prof. Gbajabiamila enjoined Gawat to grace the tenth anniversary of the institution to motivate the undergraduates.

Responding, Rafiat Gawat lauded the head of department of mass communication of the university whom she said had made a lot of impact since he joined Crescent University when she was in 200 level.

She said" I felt good to be among the first set of mass communication of crescent University and I felt proud to be part of this university".

Speaking earlier, Head, Department of Mass Communication, Dr Kola Adesina revealed that the department had turned out only four first-class products and that it made sure that whoever made a first-class would be able to defend it anywhere in the world.

Dr Adesina who attributed the 'distinction to the proprietor, mass communication department and anyone who associated with 'this great vision' emphasised that his department got the right calibre of people and standard equipment.

Her mother, Alhaja Fatimat Gawat stressed that his husband had pledged years back that all his children would attend Crescent University on the recognition he had for its Proprietor, Judge Bola Ajibola.

She noted that from the inception of the university, his husband, Abdur Rasak Gawat believed in the vision of the founder, noting that she was so elated when she received letter of invitation from the university.