By Alfred Agudiebube
Gregory University, Uturu, Abia State (GUU), one of Nigeria’s leading private universities on Wednesday announced its decision to award full scholarship to the two best candidates in the just concluded 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME ).
It will be recalled that the University of Lagos which was the candidates’ (Franklin Ekene and Emmanuel Chidiebube) institution said they’ll not offer them admission as a result of their ages.
Gregory University in a release signed by its Acting Vice Chancellor, Prof. Augustine Uwakwe and made available by Ogbonnaya Ogwo, its PRO disclosed that the scholarships to Ekene and Chidiebube is in line with the vision of the school’s founder.
It revealved that the scholarships include tuition, and hostel fees which would last throughout the duration of their tenure at Gregory University Uturu.
Uwakwe also said that the institution would be providing an academic incubation programme for the gifted students to adequately prepare them for subsequent matriculation.
“Sequel to the earlier offer of scholarship by our Chancellor, Prof Gregory Ibe, to the duo of Ezenala Ekene Franklin and Igbam Emmanuel Chidiebube, for their excellent performances in the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME), and subsequent perceived inability of Ekene to gain admission into his university of first choice because of age, management hereby makes the following pronouncements;
“That the scholarship grant announced by the Chancellor is in tandem with the vision, mission and aspirations of the founding fathers of Gregory University, Uturu and has subsequently been rectified by our management.
“That the scholarship package is comprehensive, covering the payment of the candidates’ tuition and hostel fees, throughout the duration of their tenure at Gregory University Uturu.
“That in keeping with the maxim of Gregory University Uturu, Knowledge for Tomorrow, we shall provide an academic incubation programme for the gifted students that will adequately prepare them for subsequent matriculation.
“That the candidates are free to approach our Admission Unit to commence their intake protocols and obtain guidance on how they can be absorbed into any of our highly competitive programmes, which include the following, Medicine and Health Sciences, Law, Engineering, Agriculture, Environmental Sciences, Natural and Applied Sciences, Humanities Social Sciences and Management Sciences.”
FROM THE TOWER OF TRUTH