The coordinator, Local Scholarship Scheme, Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF) Mr. Wariso Ibifubara says the programme is designed to add value to tertiary education and encourage hard-working undergraduates to attain academic excellence.
Mr. Ibifubara who spoke to FUO Media on Saturday 25th October 2014 during the 2014 PTDF Aptitude Test held at Federal University Otuoke, advised students to study hard in order to take advantage of the PTDF Scholarship gesture.
According to him, the Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF) designed the exercise to help indigent students across the country to achieve their academic dream.
The scholarship when awarded covers tuition, feeding, upkeep, laptop and essential materials that will enable beneficiaries carry out their studies effectively.
The Coordinator further said that for any student to continue to enjoy benefits of the scholarship, he or she has to maintain a Cumulative Grade Point Aggregate (CGPA) of 3.0 up to graduation.
The Senior Officer, Petroleum Technology Development Fund, Mr. Obonin Ogiri Daddy who monitored the exercise described The University as a trail blazer following the manner of discipline by staff, and students on academic matters.
Mr. Obonin Ogiri Daddy said the comportment of students and the cooperation of staff during the exercise is commendable submitting that the young university has provided an enabling environment for academic excellence to thrive.
The FUO Coordinator of the exercise and Dean, Student Life, Prof. Steve Nwabuzor and Dean, Faculty of Science, Prof. Bio Nyananyo unanimously commended PTDF for the initiative while advising the students to study hard and take advantage of the scholarship.
Some of the students who sat for the exam, Isaac Fun-Akpo of Mathematics and Statistics and Diseph Monday of Biochemistry Department commended PTDF for giving them the opportunity to participate in the exercise, expressing optimism to pass.
The examination tested the students competence in English language, Mathematics, Chemistry and Physics and lasted for two hours.