29 Graduate Students Receive CGS Scholarship

No fewer than 29 students on the Master’s and Doctoral degree programmes received scholarship award letters and cheques from the College of Graduate Studies for the 2014/2015 academic session, last Monday.
Speaking at the event which held at the College Boardroom, Provost of the College, Professor Roseline Konya, congratulated the students for being selected to benefit from the award, charging them to take their studies seriously in order to justify their selection.

“You must work hard to ensure that you complete your programmes at the stipulated timeframe so that the money will not be wasted. Payment of your fees should be paramount on your minds, because you cannot be permitted to write any examination without confirmation that you have paid your fees. I need to remind all the beneficiaries that this scholarship will last for only one academic session and you may not get it for the next session. So you must ensure that you pay up your fees. Remember, the money is not meant to buy shoes, trousers or jewellery,” she warned the beneficiaries.


Professor Konya reminded the recipients that “the scholarship is funded by the UniPort Alumni Association. It is the project of the Association and the fourth in the series. To sustain the scheme and with the authorisation of the Association, graduating students are made to contribute N2, 000 naira to support the scheme. Owing to financial constraints in the University, we were able to convince public-spirited individuals and groups to support the scheme and we are happy that it has been sustained.”


Professor Konya expressed gratitude to the Chairman of the Scholarship Committee and Dean of the Graduate School of Arts, Education and Social Sciences (GSAESS), Professor Martin Ifeanacho and other members for being consistent with the scheme in the past four years, requesting the Board Members to convey the gratitude of the College to the National and State Chairmen of the Alumni Association for their support.


Speaking earlier, Chairman of the Scholarship Committee, Professor Ifeanacho charged the students to be serious with their studies, encouraging them to carry out original research and ensure that they complete their programme on time. “We expect that the University would always be in one part of your heart. Remember to come back to Unique UniPort to identify with what we are doing here so that others can also benefit from the scheme. It is a strong chain that links all of us together and we hope that it would not be broken,” he said, commending the immediate past Vice-Chancellor, Professor Joseph Ajienka, for supporting the scheme during his tenure.


In their separate speeches, Dean of the Graduate School of Natural and Applied Medical Sciences (GNAMS), Professor Gregory Avwiri, Dean, Graduate School of Management, Business and Trade, (GSMBT), Professor Chinedu Ezirim and College Secretary, Dr. Agatha Ataga, congratulated beneficiaries of the award, urging them to work hard and regard themselves as part of the College.


Speaking on behalf of the other beneficiaries, Mr. Tamunoemi George of the Department of Electrical Engineering in the College of Engineering, expressed gratitude to the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Ndowa Lale, Provost of the College,  Management and Deans of the College for initiating and sustaining the programme, promising that they would always identify with the College even after graduation.

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