A Cross-Section of FU Otuoke Management and the 51 Ijaw Foundation Scholars
51 FUO students presently enjoying scholarship from Ijaw Foundation USA have received a boost in their academic pursuits as the Foundation has donated a device that will aid them in communication and studies.
Speaking at the presentation ceremony, Vice Chancellor FUO, Prof. Mobolaji Aluko congratulated the recipients, urging them to put to good use the ASUS FoneTab. 7 (both a phone and Tablet) they got.
Describing the device, the VC explained that it is a novel innovation that can connect to wireless sources also an android device which will enable the recipients get access to educational resources via the internet.
“The ASUS FoneTab.7 is a new kind of device, it can connect to Wifi and it is android which means it is an open system, it can also be used to access a lot of educational resources on the internet”. He said.
Prof. Aluko concluded by promising to identify some resources that will enable the awardees to use the phone-tabs for calculations, plotting graghs, downloading e.books and wide access on the internet.
In his remarks, the Registrar Mr. David Suowari said the Scholarship from Ijaw Foundation USA is closely related to the exploits of the Vice Chancellor Prof. Mobolaji Aluko in the academic world especially while in diaspora and his efforts to win attention to the university in the area of scholarship.
He urged them to maintain the brilliance in studies in order to make the school proud.
The 51 students who received the educational devices expressed their appreciation at the event through 3 spokespersons, notable was Miss Fegha Ebinipere Sarah form English and Communication Studies Department.
In her speech, she thanked the Vice Chancellor and other members of Management for providing the opportunity to access the scholarship, she also thanked the Ijaw Foundation USA for awarding the scholarship and adding Phone Tabs to it, promising that the device will be used effectively.
Among the awardees were 9 students from Microbiology, 8 from English and Communications Studies, Accounting and Finance 7, Sociology and Anthropology 6, Computer Science and Informatics 5.
Others are 4 students from History and International Relations, 4 from Physics, and Electronics/Power, Economics and Development Studies 3, Political Science and Strategic Studies 3, while Chemistry and Biochemistry had 1 each.
The event was attended by Dean Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Prof. Philomena Ejele, Dean Student Life, Prof. Steve Nwabuzor and Acting Bursar Ms. Atonbara Ombu.
Others also present were, Acting Librarian, Mr. Hudron Kari, Head Academic Planning, Research and Assessment, Prof. Godwin Onyedim, Head, Institutional Advancement, Dr. Sepribo Lawson-Jack and Head, Media and Public Relations, Ms. Mercy Ekot.