Tuesday, 19 March 2013

LG ELECTRONICS AGAIN AWARDS SCHOLARSHIP TO OUTSTANDING UNILAG STUDENTS


L-R: Managing Director, LG Electronics West Africa operations, Mr. Deog Jun Kim; scholarship awardee, 400 level Engineering student, Miss. Oluwadara Oluwatobiloba Awe (receiving a cheque); and the Vice Chancellor, University of Lagos, Professor Rahamon Bello, during the LG scholarship scheme presentation ceremony for meritorious Engineering students in UNILAG, Akoka, Lagos


L-R: Managing Director, LG Electronics West Africa operations, Mr. Deog Jun Kim; scholarship awardee, 400 level Engineering student, Miss. Oluwadara Oluwatobiloba Awe (receiving a cheque); and the Vice Chancellor, University of Lagos, Professor Rahamon Bello, during the LG scholarship scheme presentation ceremony for meritorious Engineering students in UNILAG, Akoka, Lagos


L-R: Managing Director, LG Electronics West Africa operations, Mr. Deog Jun Kim; scholarship awardee, 500 level Engineering student, Miss. Rukayat Odubanjo; and the Vice Chancellor, University of Lagos, Professor Rahamon Bello, during the 2013 LG scholarship award presentation to meritorious Engineering students in the University of Lagos, Akoka, Lagos
 ….400 & 500 levels of Faculty of Engineering best students as deserving awardees
Lagos, March 19th, 2013---In line with its drive to immensely contribute to raising the standard of education in Nigeria, LG Electronics, a global leader in consumer electronics and mobile communications has kept its promise by awarding scholarships to another set of meritorious students of the faculty of Engineering of the University of Lagos.
The sponsorship event  is conducted annually and organized by LG as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities with the primary aim of empowering young people as well as developing the educational sector, ensuring that youths who are the future leaders  are adequately empowered and given financial support in order to enable them achieve their dreams and aspirations.

Speaking at the award ceremony, the Managing Director, LG Electronics West Africa Operations, Mr. Deog Jun Kim said “This scholarship is being awarded to 10 students of 400 and 500 levels from the Faculty of Engineering who emerged as best students after a careful selection by both the university authority and LG Electronics based on their Grade Points of 4.0 to 5.0, which made them stand out from their colleagues.”

LG Electronics’ partnership with the University of Lagos has been longstanding as the company has continually contributed to the growth of the university with its donation of the LG Design Lab and its first and continuous initiative of scholarship awards program; and it is an avenue to collaborate with institutions of higher learning in the country in order to upgrade the educational standard as well as create employment opportunities.

Also speaking in this vein, Managing Director, Fouani Nigeria Limited, Mr. Mohammed Fouani said: “as a purpose driven organization, we are concerned about the future, which is why we are investing in our youths who happen to be the future leaders of this great nation. We strongly believe that this award will go a long way in encouraging them to aspire for more as well as spur those coming behind to strive to excel in their academics.”

One of the recipients, Mr. /////// /////// said: “I feel so elated to be receiving this award from LG Electronics, a global organization, for recognizing my efforts; I enjoin other corporate bodies to take a cue from LG in order to raise the level of education in Nigeria and as well as spur those coming behind to also work hard so as to benefit in the next award program from LG.”

Over time, LG Electronics through its various CSR activities has confirmed its devotion and dedication to the Nigerian people. Among them are the annual partnership with the Lagos State Government in planting trees to help protect the environment against environmental degradation and global warming; donation of LG Anti-mosquito Air Conditioners malaria drugs and mosquito nets to health centres, amongst other beneficial programs to the society at large.

About LG Electronics, Inc.
LG Electronics, Inc. (KSE: 066570.KS) is a global leader and technology innovator in consumer electronics, mobile communications and home appliances, employing more than 93,000 people working in over 120 operations around the world. With 2010 global sales of KRW 55.8 trillion (USD 48.2 billion), LG comprises four business units – Home Entertainment, Mobile Communications, Home Appliance, and Air Conditioning & Energy Solutions. LG is one of the world’s leading producers of flat panel TVs, mobile devices, air conditioners, washing machines and refrigerators. LG has signed a long-term agreement to become both a Global Partner and a Technology Partner of Formula 1™. As part of this top-level association, LG acquires exclusive designations and marketing rights as the official consumer electronics, mobile phone and data processor of this global sporting event. For more information, please visit www.lg.com.





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