Chief Solomon Adenegan, a retired public servant and community leader in Owo, Ondo State, has lauded the Council of Achievers University, Owo, for awarding scholarships to Nigerian students.
Adenegan said this when he paid a courtesy call on the Vice-Chancellor of the University, Professor Samuel Aje, in his office last Thursday.
According to him, the Scholarship Scheme had widened access to University education in the country.
“Many Nigerians who would have otherwise not have the opportunity of quality education are benefiting from the award scheme”.
He urged the people of Owo and its environment to seize the opportunity provided by the Council of the 14-year-old University while it lasts.
Aje, while welcoming the community leader, thanked him for the visit and his support for the University since inception.
He said the scholarship awards, which started in the 2020/2021 Session, are in two categories – the Full Tuition Scholarship, where beneficiaries will not pay tuition until the final year, and the second is the “50 percent Tuition Scholarship” in all Engineering programmes of the University. The recipients of this Scholarship will pay half of the tuition of all the five Engineering courses in the University throughout the normal duration of the programmes. “
The Vice-Chancellor added that the “Full Tuition Scholarship “covers the following 12 programmes: Accounting, Business Administration, Economics, Political Science, Public Administration, Sociology Human Anatomy, Human Physiology, Industrial Chemistry, Biochemistry, Plant Science and Biotechnology, and Geology.
The University’s massive College of Engineering and Technology hosts Computer Engineering, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Biomedical, Mechatronics Engineering and Telecommunications Engineering.
“The beneficiaries are expected to be in good academic and moral standing or else they will lose the Scholarship,” Aje said.