The Senator representing Akwa Ibom North East (Uyo) Obong Bassey Albert (OBA), and Leader of Akwa Ibom Caucus at the National Assembly, has commenced payment of tuition fees to 241 undergraduates studying under his scholarship scheme.
A statement from the management team of the scholarship scheme states in part: ”In line with our resolve to ensure compliance with our policy of prompt payment of fees to beneficiaries of the scholarship scheme, we wish to make public that payment of tuition fees and stipends for the second batch of beneficiaries has commenced”.
The statement adds ”Recall that 191 beneficiaries emerged from qualifying examination of the second phase of the scheme which was held in Uyo on May 11, 2019. However, the benefactor in his benevolence added 50 to the list, which takes the number of beneficiaries of the second phase to 241. With 140 enlisted in the first batch, a total of 381 undergraduates have so far benefited from the scheme”.
According to the release, beneficiaries are expected to report at the Akwa Ibom North East Constituency Office, Plot E7, Ewet Housing Estate, Uyo for documentation, payment of fees and stipends from Wednesday, September 18, 2019.
Similarly, the management team wishes to announce that 141 of the 381 beneficiaries have successfully graduated and obtained degrees respectively.
A farewell party (for scholars who have graduated) and familiarization session (for new scholars) will be held soon, to give the scholars opportunity to interact with the management team and their benefactor.
The Senator’s scholarship scheme in the statement urges all beneficiaries to be good ambassadors of the scheme and strive for the best in the new academic season.
Credit: Anny Micheals