The Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of the Governing Council the University of Nigeria Nsukka, Mr. Emmanuel Chukwuka Ukala (SAN), has set up a scholarship fund for indigent students of the university, whose studentship would otherwise be truncated by financial difficulties. The scheme, which is worth 2 million naira annually, would run throughout the four-year tenure of Mr Ukala, who was appointed the Pro-Chancellor of the University in December 2013. The Pro-Chancellor’s gesture represents a significant and compassionate gesture towards the development of the University. By establishing the scholarship scheme, the Pro-Chancellor has demonstrated a first-hand appreciation of the challenging financial circumstances faced by a good number of students of the university.
In his reaction, the Vice-Chancellor of the University, Prof. Bartho Okolo, thanked and praised the Pro-Chancellor for his noble and selfless contribution to the scholarship and welfare of students of the University. He further appealed to other well-meaning
Nigerians to emulate the philanthropic gesture of Mr Ukala (SAN).
To facilitate the prompt take-off of the scheme, a six-man committee headed by the Deputy-Vice Chancellor (academic), Professor Polycarp Chigbu, has been appointed by the Vice-Chancellor to oversee the administration of the scholarship fund.
If you think this post can be helpful to somebody else, please share it on Twitter, Facebook, Whatsapp or Email it to friends. There are buttons below for this (easy to use too)!