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First Technical University Endows Scholarship Awards to Indigent Students

Chief Tunde Afolabi. Photo: The Business Year
Chief Tunde Afolabi. Photo: The Business Year

The Chancellor of First Technical University, Ibadan, Chief Tunde Afolabi, according to Punch News, has come up with a scholarship scheme to support exceptionally brilliant but indigent students who are unable to afford the institution’s fees.

According to Punch News, the scholarship scheme which is made available through the Joseph Foundation is based on merit. The scholarship covers tuition, accommodation and other fees beneficiaries who are newly admitted undergraduates and direct entry students of the university, starting from the 2018/19 academic session.

The Vice Chancellor of the institution, Prof. Ayobami Salami, appreciated the Chancellor of the institution while speaking during the presentation of letters of award to beneficiaries.
“The university’s commitment and vision is to be a world-class institution grounded in entrepreneurial practices, unique innovation, sustainability, science and international best practices for radical societal transformation,” the VC stated.

The VC added by saying, “The essence of First 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 become outstanding entrepreneurs and innovators.”

Salami advised the students to justify their selection by doing excellently in their academic performance during their course of study.

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