Triple First Class Law Graduate Onoriode Reginald Aziza has started a scholarship award to reward students with exceptional academic achievement. The award named Reginald Aziza Leadership in Law Scholarship Award commenced in October 2017 with two graduates of the Obafemi Awolwo University Ile-Ife, Jeremiah Opeyemi Ojo and Abiodun Elijah Adenekan being the first awardees.Announcing the winners on a Facebook post the sponsor who is currently at the University of Oxford pursing a Phd program said
“We all have a duty to give; to lend a helping hand; to pull the next person up. This duty arises not because of our financial position, but in spite of it. It is a duty I take seriously. Severally, I have been in situations where I have needed a hand, and having been helped up, I have wondered: just what if we all pull the next person up? What if we all listened? What if we all cared?
In fulfillment of this duty, today, I am pleased to announce Jeremiah Opeyemi Ojo and Abiodun Elijah Adenekan as the 2017 recipients of the Reginald Aziza Leadership in Law Scholarship Award.
Both awardees achieved exceptional academic performances at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, with Jeremiah achieving First Class Honours and Elijah following very closely with a CGPA of 4.48. Both awardees attained their stellar performance despite verifiable financial difficulty. Having lost his mother many years ago, Jeremiah survived through university by running a business of printing and making photocopies.
Elijah survived in school through menial jobs and teaching in secondary schools and other institutions. The fact that they were able to achieve such stellar performances in spite of their serious financial constraints is simply astonishing and lays credence to their single-minded, unrepentant determination to succeed, for which, I hold both gentlemen in very high esteem.
The Scholarship shall cover 100% each of their tuition fees to the Nigerian Law School. In addition, I shall expose both awardees to a network of exceptionally bright, young Nigerian lawyers, who, together with me, shall be providing both awardees tailored and personalised support through their studies at the Nigerian Law School as well as exposing them to scholarship and career opportunities for their further personal and professional development.I wish to thank all those who have supported this scholarship scheme, and the mentors who would work assiduously to ensure the flame of these gentlemen shines ever brighter in the future.
And to the awardees, a hearty congratulations to you, and thank you for giving me the privilege to be a part of your story.
Together, we can #MakeThemBelieve!
About the Sponsor
Onoriode Reginald Aziza a legal consultant graduated from the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife , with a first class degree, he went on to achieve the same feat at the Nigerian Law School. In June 2015, Onoriode Reginald Aziza graduated from the Cambridge University with another first class degree.\Reginald Aziza developed a robust academic and intellectual platform which fuels he’s practical approach to risk allocation and mitigation in commercial transactions. He is am passionate about excellence in legal scholarship, advocacy and transaction engineering to achieve client expectations.