AU Awards Scholarships To Highest JAMB Scorer, 10 Others
Anchor University, located in Ayobo, Lagos, has awarded a full scholarship to Miss Nkechinyere Kamsiyo Chukwu Umeh, who achieved the highest score of 360 out of 400 in this year’s Unified Tertiary Matriculations Examination (UTME) conducted by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) nationwide.
The university, recognizing Nkechinyere as its Young Ambassador for the 2022/2023 academic session, announced that she will be able to pursue any course of her choice in the institution free of charge, along with other benefits associated with the full scholarship.
The announcement was made by the Vice-Chancellor of Anchor University, Prof Oye Bandele, during a press conference held in Lagos on Thursday.
The Gift of Education: Recognising Outstanding Performance
With an audience comprising of the press, university stakeholders, and the successful students themselves, Professor Bandele took to the podium to commend the sterling achievements of these high-flyers. The exceptional academic performance of Miss Kamsiyochukwu Precious Umeh, who emerged as the best student, particularly caught the eye.
On behalf of Pastor (Dr.) W.F. Kumuyi, the proprietor of the institution, Pastor Nkem-jika Obina, the BOT chairman, Professor Steven Odi-Owei, the Pro-Chancellor, and the larger Anchor University Management, the Vice Chancellor conferred the title of “Young Ambassador for the 2022/2023 session” upon Miss Umeh. This prestigious title was accompanied by a full scholarship to study any course of her choice at Anchor University.
But the accolades did not stop there. The Vice-Chancellor also pronounced tuition-free scholarships to the top ten students in the UTME from Deeper Life High School across the nation. An additional tuition rebate was announced for the first 50 students from the same school who achieved scores above 250 in the 2022/2023 UTME and will be admitted into Anchor University for the 2023/2024 academic session.
Upholding Quality: The Professor’s Call to All Nigerians
Professor Bandele, an esteemed scholar of Educational Evaluation and Computer Education, used this occasion to implore Nigerians to exercise caution when endorsing allegations against accredited and national bodies with defined responsibilities. Drawing attention to the recent controversies surrounding JAMB scores, he highlighted the need to protect the integrity of our national ivory towers from becoming a battleground for political contestation.
With JAMB providing an authentic database for quality digitalization of its activities, the Vice Chancellor urged all stakeholders to respect the institution’s commitment to ensuring quality inputs into the Nigerian higher education system.
The Future Awaits: A Call to Admission for the 2023/2024 Session
Speaking on the admission exercise for the 2023/2024 academic session, Professor Bandele invited parents and prospective students to explore the various programs available at Anchor University.
The university offers diverse opportunities in Applied, Natural, and Health Sciences, including Computer Science, Nursing Science, Medicine (in collaboration with Dominican University in the Dominican Republic), Medical Laboratory Sciences, Public Health, Anatomy, Geology, Applied Geophysics, Physics with Electronics, Information Technology, Microbiology, Biotechnology and core Sciences like Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, and Biology.
Humanities, Social, and Management Sciences are equally well-represented with courses like Mass Communication, Economics, Business Administration, Political Science and International Science, English and Literary Studies, History and International Studies, and French and Christian Religious Studies. The Environmental Sciences department offers a course in Architecture.
In addition to these, the university also offers postgraduate programs (PGD, M.Sc, MBA, and Ph.D.) in Computer Science, Microbiology, and Business Administration.
This scholarship award event exemplified Anchor University’s commitment to recognizing and rewarding academic brilliance, whilst embodying the essence of the institution’s quest to cultivate an environment that fosters intellectual growth and nurtures the leaders of tomorrow.