Hardworking and intelligent Bankole Rasheed Makanju, a 2010 Electrical Engineering graduate of UNILAG has been awarded a full scholarship at Harvard Business School, United States, one of the best business schools in the world to study for the Masters of Business Administration (MBA) for two years.
The scholarship is sponsored by 7up, as part of its corporate social responsibility with the objective of helping to produce the next generation of Nigerian leaders with excellent business skills who are equipped with global leadership best practices. Bankole was unveiled last Tuesday, August 11 at a fully packed Afe Babalola hall, Unilag made up of over 400 guests drawn from serving corp members in Lagos, Post-graduate students of UNILAG and other interested members of the public.
Lanre Olusola, “The Catalyst”, a renowned life coach and motivational speaker gave some nuggets on how to achieve greatness while ace comedian, Koffi was MC at the event.
Yinka Adesina, GM, Human Resources, Seven-Up Bottling Company Plc (SBC) said Bankole like other former recipients is not under any obligation to pay back.
Head of Marketing, Seven-Up Bottling Company Plc, Norden Thurston is happy that the vision of the scholarship is already being achieved with a previous winner, Misan Rewane already making an impact to alleviate unemployment in Nigeria by starting an NGO, WAVE that trains and finds jobs for unemployed youth in the hospitality and retail sector.
The other previous winners of the scholarship are Misan Rewane, Olujimi Williams, Mayowa Kuyoro and Shola Olaniyan.
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To know more about the 7Up Harvard Business School Scholarship log on to www.sevenup.org/hbs