LASU Students Triumph, Wins Big At Different Feats

LASU Students Triumph, Wins Big At Different Feats
Oyero Abiodun Yakub
Some students of the Lagos State University, Ojo, Lagos have won big in different fields, bringing prestige to the name of the institution across the country and beyond.
First, the work of two Ph.D student researchers was recognized and awarded a sum of #5,000,000 as a research grant by the Lagos State Science, Research and Innovation Council (LASRIC) for its research proposal.
The students Blessing Nwatuegwu and Michael Fagbohun’s research proposal was on “The Development and Production of Bio-Plastic from Sargassum Seaweed towards Circular Economy in Nigeria.”
Blessing, who led the team said the research was geared towards Sargassum due to the risk posed by several non-degradable waste plastics dumped around in the country.
She said, “Nigeria is at risk with thousands of non-degradable waste plastics being dumped around yearly worsening land pollution, a problem we believed can be solved by producing plastics from Sargassum Seaweed, which is degradable, rather than petroleum products.”
The cheque was received by the awardees, accompanied by the Sargassum team. The Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Administration, Prof. Adenike Boyo who received the team on behalf of the VC congratulated the winners for making the University proud. She further assured them of the school’s support to provide research-friendly infrastructures for future use.
In other news, Michael Eziamaka, a penultimate student studying Computer Science at the same institution bagged $5,000 from a Fintech Summit Hackathon where he came top.
Michael was also the first runner-up for the 2022 Financial Innovators Summit and doubles as the Ambassador for the National Association of Computing Students (NACOS).
He has a dream of building a Fintech startup that provides technological solutions around the globe.


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