30 indigent students get N3m ASUU academic support scholarships in Bauchi
30 indigent students from 6 universities that make up the Bauchi Zone of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) have benefited from the ASUU Indigent Students Scholarship scheme for the year 2021.
Each of the benefitting students gets the sum of N100, 000 to enable them to augment school expenses in the academic pursuit as support from the union.
While presenting a cheque of N100, 000 to one of the beneficiaries, Miss Popoola Iklimat Temitope of Agricultural Economics, Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University (ATBU), Bauchi, National President of ASUU, Prof Emmanuel Osodeke explained that the scheme is the Union’s way of supporting the indigent students to go on with their academic pursuit.
Emmanuel Osodeke further explained that the benefitting students were carefully selected after a long process of selection assuring that only the most qualified who have excellent grades are chosen.
He added that the benefitting students are mostly high grade students but who come from not too rich background therefore needing a little support to complement what efforts their parents are doing to see them through academic pursuit.
The ASUU National President then congratulated the beneficiaries urging them to put extra effort into the academic pursuit so that in the end they will emerge as overall best students saying, “it is people like this we need as academic staff in our universities”.
ASUU Bauchi Zonal Coordinator, Prof Lawan Garba Abubakar explained that the national secretariat of ASUU is sponsoring one indigent student each from the 6 universities that make up the Bauchi.
Lawan Abubakar explained further that ATBU is sponsoring 3 students; UniJos is sponsoring 5; PLASU is yet to start; BASUG 10 students; Gombe state university 6 while Federal University, Kashere is yet to start.
The ASUU Zonal coordinator said that the scheme was created by ASUU in its resolve to give back to the community as part of its social responsibility.
The student, Popoola Iklimat Temitope scored a CGP of 4.7 in her last semester exams and has not gone below the 4 point grade.
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