43rd Matriculation: ESUT to offer scholarship to freshers who make 4.50 CGPA in 100 level

ENUGU---The Enugu State University of Science and Technology, ESUT, has announced scholarship offer to freshers who make a Cumulative Grade Points Average, CGPA, of 4.50 in their 100 level examinations.

According to the University, such students can retain the scholarship and study without payment of tuition fees until they graduate if they maintain upto 4.0 CGPA in their subsequent years of study.

This was disclosed by the Vice Chancellor of the University, Professor Aloysius-Michaels Okolie, in his address during the 43rd matriculation ceremony of the University at Agbani, Nkanu West Local Government Area of Enugu State on Friday, where 6,200 students were admitted into various disciplines for the 2023/2024 academic session.

He explained that the aim was to motivate the fresh students to take their studies seriously in order to graduate in flying colours.

He also said "The University has designed a template aimed at encouraging and rewarding excellence in teaching, research and innovation and is very passionate about its visibility and excellence in the global academic community.

"Similar template has been designed for implementation to reward excellence in Management and Administration for the non-teaching staff."

While congratulating the matriculants for gaining admission into the University, he enjoined them to always pay the stipulated school fees and register their courses accordingly at the beginning of every academic session, adding that "any student who failed to register their courses in any academic session within the stipulated time is deemed to have withdrawn voluntarily from the University."

He equally enjoined the students to apply for and secure approval for voluntary withdrawal in any academic session which they could not register to participate in academic activities.

While saying that the University has zero tolerance for cultism and other anti-social vices such as examination misconducts, admission racketeering, sorting for grades among others, he added that a breach of any of the aforementioned vices attracts various degrees of sanctions.

Speaking on the occasion, a member of the ESUT Governing Council, Professor Chinelo Igwenagu, commended the Management of the University for organizing a decentralized matriculation since the history of the University.

 Igwenagu, who is also the Coordinator of Admissions in ESUT  said that the decentralized matriculation has afforded parents and guardians the opportunity of identifying with the various faculties where their wards are studying.

She said that ESUT is now the most  sought-after University in South East because of its transparency in admitting new students, adding that the University has been following all the guidelines issued by the Registrar of JAMB, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, in giving admission to students.

Also speaking, the Director of Academic Planning, ESUT, Prof Chike Anibeze, gave reasons why students prefer ESUT to other tertiary institutions in South East, noting that the present management of the institution had tackled all the vices in the system which hitherto, drew the Institution backwards.

Anibeze further said that the present tempo in the University has resulted in improved webometric ranking and research outputs in the University.

Some of the matriculants, including Sylvia Eziani, of the Department of Medicine and Surgery; Chiemerie Okoro, and Uchenna Joshua, both of Computer Science Department, expressed happiness for gaining admission into ESUT, pledging to study hard to graduate in flying colours.