ASUU grants scholarships to two students from UNN

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The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has granted scholarships to two financially disadvantaged students at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) to facilitate their pursuit of education.

During the ASUU-UNN congress in Nsukka, Enugu State, on Friday, January 26, 2024, Professor Sule-Kano Abdullahi, a member of the ASUU Board of Trustees and Chairman of the National Visitation Panel, presented cheques amounting to N200,000 each to the two students.

Abdullahi emphasized that the scholarship program aims to provide support to financially challenged students in Nigerian universities to enable them to continue their education.

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“The ASUU instituted this annual scholarship scheme in 2018 for two indigent students in all branches of the union, and it has continued to date despite various challenges,” he stated.

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After a thorough screening process by the ASUU-UNN branch, Abdullahi announced the approval of Ugwu Maryjane and Ugwu Promise as the fortunate recipients of the UNN-ASUU scholarship scheme for 2023.

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He urged the beneficiaries to utilize the N200,000 judiciously, directing them to commit the funds towards their education. Commending UNN-ASUU, Abdullahi mentioned that the branch provided a consolation prize of N30,000 each to nine other students who had applied.

The former National President of ASUU informed the gathering that his panel was at UNN to engage with union members, addressing their challenges and forwarding them to the ASUU National Secretariat.

Chairman of UNN-ASUU, Oyibo Eze, expressed gratitude to the national visitation team for participating in their congress and engaging with members. He also appreciated the national body of the union for awarding scholarships to two indigent students at UNN.

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In their response, Maryjane, speaking on behalf of the beneficiaries, expressed thanks to the ASUU national body and the UNN branch for their assistance, acknowledging that the funds would significantly contribute to meeting their educational financial needs.

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