Tuesday, 16 May 2017

OBA’s scholarship beneficiaries laud Benefactor

OBA’s scholarship beneficiaries laud Benefactor

Beneficiaries of the on-going all school expense scholarship programme numbering about 130 undergraduates from different universities across the country, powered by Distinguished Senator Bassey Albert representing Akwa Ibom North East in the 8th Senate have expressed their appreciation to their  benefactor, Senator Albert for what they described as an unparalleled scholarship by him for the youths.

Speaking with a large number of Journalists in Uyo recently while receiving their school up-keep allowances for second semester the beneficiaries expressed their gratitude to the Senator for his large heartedness. One of them Uyai Udofia, a Pharmacy undergraduate of the University of Uyo said ‘’I’m just wondering what my story would have been if not for this rare intervention by Senator Albert because now with ease l pay my school fees and pick up the bills at school, l can only say that God continue to bless him in all his pursuits’’.  

Another beneficiary, Afia Godspower Samuel studying Medicine and Surgery also at UNIUYO described his benefactor in superlatives ‘’Senator Bassey Albert to me is a rare gift to this generation which l’m privileged to be part of.
Here is a man who is unassuming despite his achievements, people and development driven, a five star lawmaker passionate about the youths, a witty leader and a courageous supporter of the downtrodden’’. Samuel thanked the Senator for being this kind to the younger generation.

Akpanuto Ememobong Ibong of the Department of Computer Engineering, UNIUYO puts it this way ‘’OBA is so charismatic, youth friendly, generous, humane, resourceful, dependable, a speaking Senator and hope of the youths’’. He appreciated God for creating a human being in the mould of Senator Albert who is always thinking of the well being of other people.

Several other beneficiaries who also spoke with the Journalists extolled the excellent human relationship very typical of the Distinguished Senator and called on other politicians to emulate him. The beneficiaries  include:Ita Queen Akwaowo, Medicine and Surgery-UNIUYO, Idongesit Bassey Ansa, Petroleum Engineering UNIUYO, Iboro Monday William, Vocational Education, UNIUYO, Oduduima Asuquo Asuquo among others.

It could be recalled that Senator Albert (OBA) on assumption of office had declared his scholarship open were over 800 applicants came for an aptitude test which was co-ordinated by Lecturers from the University of Uyo , marked the scripts thereafter at conference and shortlisted the best 130 undergraduates based on the merit of their performances. The beneficiaries have since thereafter been enjoying the scholarship programme which will last till their graduation.   

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