The names of Federal University of Technology Akure and Nigeria were written in gold recently as Abdulmalik Kayode Yusuf emerged the winner of the George Laird Merit Fellowship at the University of Delaware in the United States of America.
Yusuf, an alumni of Federal University of Technology (FUTA), is the first African from the college to have won the award which recognises intellectual capability, engineering excellence, character, creativity, imagination and the necessary judgement to execute ideas.
Yusuf is the first Mechanical Engineering students to win the award in 15 years. His outstanding performance has been shown severally in FUTA, graduating with 4.48 GPA so close to first class.
He had shown class not only in academics, but also in sports in his alma mater, where he won several awards and medals in soccer.
A one time best player in his department, Yusuf is an advocate for Sustainable Development Goals 3 and 4, focusing on good health and well-being and quality education.
He is an active volunteer for the Fund and Genes Initiative (FAGI) and the Get Educated Get a Skill (GEGAS, Africa) Foundation, working on scalable solutions to combat drug abuse, malnutrition and communicable & non-communicable diseases in Africa.
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