47 first class graduates from Delta state get N5 Million Each

The Delta state government has released the sum of N269 million as scholarship grant to 47 first class graduates in the state
The beneficiaries were given N5 million each to engage in any study of their endeavours after being assured of automatic employment with the state government at the end of their studies.

The state governor, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan who released the fund to the state’s scholarship board for onward disbursement to the students promised to continue to fund scholarship scheme to encourage excellence in tertiary institutions in the state.

In his address, the state’s Commissioner for Higher Education, Professor Hope Eghagha said that the sum of over N296 million approved for the 2011 first class scholarship scheme was for five existing awardees and 47 new ones.

Prof Eghagha noted that the scholarship scheme was given out on merit just as he explained that nobody lobbied for it.

One of the beneficiaries, Mr. Michael Chijuka, who spoke on behalf of his colleagues thanked the state government for the kind gesture and promised that they would utilize the opportunity given them judiciously.

The governor also explained that the scholarship scheme was put in place to help build human capital and instil academic discipline in higher institutions.

Source: NigerianEye

10 COMMENTS

  1. The Governor of Delta State, Dr. Emmanuel Uduagha is living up to the expectations of academics. He is a Medical Dr. & I am not supprised he is thinking for Deltans in this way. Nigeria as a whole would be better for it.
    Let our Northern States Governors emulate this and stop sharing their money to Emirs for Sallah, repeats of Mecca trips etc. leaving the teaming youths to suffer from ignorance, hence the obnoxious demands of the Boko Haram sect.

  2. KNOWLEDGE IS POWER, ONE WHO HAS IDEA RULES THE WORD. WITH REGARD TO THIS TALL INNITIATION, DR. UDUAGHAN HAS SHOWN US THAT HE IS AN AGENT OF CHANGE. LEADERSHIP IS NOT POSITION BUT ACTION. JOHN C. MAXWELL GOT IT RIGHT WHEN HE AMONG OTHER THINGS SAID; “[LEADERS]…DON’T WANT THINGS TO SAY THE SAME. THEY DESIRE INNOVATION. THEY LOVE NEW CHALLENGES. THEY WANT MORE THAN JUST SEEING PROGRESS – THEY WANT TO MAKE IT HAPPEN.
    LEADERSHIP IS A MOVING TARGET, AND IT WILL ALWAYS WILL BE. IF YOU DESIRE TO BECOME A BETTER LEADER, GET COMFORTABLE WITH CHANGE. AND IF YOU WANT TO LEAD UP, LEARN TO THINK LIKE A LEADER. THINK PEOPLE, THINK PROGRESS AND THINK INTANGIBLES. [JOHN C. MAXWELL, THE 360 DEGREE LEADER].
    DR. UDUAGHAN WE APPRECIATE YOUR EMPIOWERNMENT. MAY GOD SEE US THROUGH.

  3. You guys should leave this show off. Uguaghan should have used this money to build things that would have created jobs for deltans or better still infrastructures that would have benefitted us. Uduaghan stop fencing the DSC express road. That cash you are using for these useless projects can be used for something that is good for us all.

  4. In our times -1970s/80s there was scholarships, bursaries and student loans everywhere based on only merits – and nobody heard of violent crimes, kidnapping, boko haram in the country. Let the good old days – student aids – come back and youths crime will disappear. Let every 774/LGAs give 50-200/yr each for mid level education – OND, NCE, NURSING, etc, 36/STATES give 100-500 each/yr for Undergraduates level and FG give 500-1000/yr for Post graduate/professional courses and 50,000 16-28yrs youths will be cleared off the streets of violent crime for ever. The youths without scholarship should be employed building housing estates, army/police/prison barracks, maintaining roads in villages/towns/cities, planting economic trees and crops, digging water wells / boreholes, raising fish ponds and breeding goats, sheep, cattle etc.

  5. Felix is good to be appreciative .am from imostate but u are getting it wrong . If u want 5million and automatic employment just be focused and u will get their .it pays to be inspired so take up the challenge

  6. Kudos to the delta state government for this incentive for students to do better…but is d scholarship restricted to tertiary institutions in the state? If so, what of the first class delta state indigens from other universities in the country.

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