Federal University Otuoke has given scholarship to three Indigent Students newly admitted to study different courses in the Institution.
The Vice Chancellor Prof. Seth Accra Jaja who made this pronouncement at the 6th Matriculation Ceremony of the University on 18th February, 2017.also used the occasion to present Wheel Chairs to five physically challenged persons from Ogbia Local government area as part of its corporate social responsibility.
Prof. Jaja who said the action was borne out of the goodwill to encourage those who are physically impaired within the Institution’s domain, assured of the University’s readiness to contribute meaningfully to the growth of its host community.
Congratulating the 2,430 Students admitted by the University for the 2016/2017 Academic session, the Vice Chancellor noted the effort his administration made on assumption of office to increase the University’s carrying capacity.
“On assumption of duty, the major challenge I faced was to bridge the need – gap highlighted more in the faculties and disciplines of Engineering, Management Sciences and Education which were hitherto not available in the University.
He further said “This Challenge was overcome when the National Universities Commission, after due resource verification exercise, graciously approved 16 new additional programmes, which increased the University’s carrying capacity from 1,500 to 2,500”.
The Vice Chancellor used the solemn occasion to advice the Matriculating Students to shun all illegal associations and relationships in and around the University environment, urging them to be courageous and law abiding.
The Indigent Students who benefitted from the University’s Scholarship Include; Winifred Betterland of Computer and Informatics department, Festus Odogwu and, David Okafor Samuel Queen, of English and Communication Studies respectively.