The Enugu State University of Science and Technology has said it will award scholarships to students who make a Cumulative Grade Point Average of 4.50.
A statement issued on Monday by the university’s Public Relations Officer, Mr Ossy Ugwuoti, quoted the acting Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Charles Eze, to have stated this during the 40th matriculation held in Agbani.
According to the statement, such students can retain the scholarships and study freely until they graduate if they maintain up to 4.0 CGPA in their subsequent years of study.
Eze said, “One of the missions of ESUT is to produce graduates that can compete favourably with their counterparts from other Universities anywhere in the world. Hence, very high premium is placed on pursuit of academic excellence. In this university, students are actively encouraged, through the award of university scholarships, to take their studies seriously to enable them graduate in flying colours and impact meaningfully on the society.”
While he advised the new students to take their studies seriously, Eze promised that the university would continue to support students who pay attention to their mission in ESUT and make real efforts to accomplish their objectives.
The statement partly read, “Our admission criteria and the cut-off points, continue to convince us that we admit the best students who sought admission into the University. This is shown by the fact that out of 11,230 number of candidates who applied for admission this session into ESUT, only a total 5,551 were offered provisional admission.
“Therefore, those of you who were found qualified for admission should count yourselves specially privileged to be here. By this ceremony, the matriculants are now formally enlisted as bona fide students of ESUT, and found academically fit to pursue their respective chosen courses in the university.”
He, however, warned that for any student to graduate from the university, he/she must be found worthy not only in learning but also in character.
He said, “You must imbibe the virtues of good human relations and avoid social vices.”