A Professor of Philosophy and Humanities at the University of Maryland, Global Campus, America, Prof. Olanrewaju Shitta-Bey, has donated 24 mini laptops to the Lagos State University (LASU), as a way of giving back and to boost scholarship at the institution from where he graduated in 2004.
While presenting the laptops to the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Ibiyemi Olatunji-Bello, Dean, Faculty of Arts, Prof. Taiwo Salisu, reported that the don donated 10 of the laptops to the Department of Philosophy and 14 to the Faculty of Arts to be distributed to the best student in each department across the four levels.
Salisu added that the donation goes a long way to show that the faculty is fully committed to the actualisation of the vision of the vice chancellor to make LASU the best university in West Africa.
The dean was at the office of the vice chancellor along with the Head, Department of Philosophy, Dr. Mohammed Akomolafe, and four other members of the department.
Commenting, Akomolafe recalled how the don had earlier donated books to the department during the last accreditation exercise.
The Vice Chancellor, in her remark, thanked the donor and members of the faculty and department for the gesture.
“I thank the dean and members of the Department of Philosophy for being good ambassadors of the university. Once you have someone giving back, it reflects on all of us collectively.
“Please let’s ensure the laptops are distributed as requested by Prof. Shitta-Bey. I also hope more people can follow in his steps; little drops make mighty ocean,” she said.
Acting Director, Directorate of Special Intervention, Dr. Taiwo Afisi; Sub-Dean, Dr. Michael Akande Aina; and two other members of the Department of Philosophy, Dr. Ojomo and Dr. Macaulay Adeyelure were also in attendance.