Chief Tunde Afolabi, the Chairman of AMNI International Petroleum Development Company Limited and Chancellor of Nigeria’s Premier Technical University, First Technical University, Ibadan, has endowed a scholarship scheme to support exceptionally brilliant but indigent students that are unable to afford university education.
Awarded through the Josephus Foundation, the scholarship is strictly merit-based and covers tuition, accommodation and other fees for beneficiaries who are newly admitted undergraduates and direct entry students of the varsity for the 2018/2019 academic session till the end of their study.
Speaking during the presentation of letter of awards to beneficiaries, the Vice Chancellor of the university, Professor Ayobami Salami, appreciated the chancellor for his thoughtfulness and generosity.
He assured that the university is committed to its vision of a world-class institution fully grounded in entrepreneurial practices, unique innovation, sustainability science and international best practices for radical societal transformation.
“The essence of Tech-U is to raise the bar in tertiary education. This university was established to address the skills gap in the country and not to mass-produce unskilled certificate wielding graduates, as it is in the country today. Here, our students are carefully baked to be outstanding entrepreneurs and innovators,” he said.
In addition to the Josephus Scholarship and the LGAs-backed scholarships available for top-flight students at the STEM-Based institution, Salami noted that Tech-U management is committed to providing more support schemes to enable students have best-in-class, globally competitive education.
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