Covenant University’s First Class Graduates Dominate PRESSID Scholarship Third Time Running

Psalm 87:1-7:“His foundation is in the holy mountains. The LORD loveth the gates of Zion more than all the dwellings of Jacob. Glorious things are spoken of thee, O city of God. I will make mention of Rahab and Babylon to them that know me: behold Philistia, and Tyre, with Ethiopia; this man was born there. And of Zion it shall be said, This and that man was born in her: and the highest himself shall establish her. The LORD shall count, when he writeth up the people, that this man was born there. As well the singers as the players on instruments shall be there: all my springs are in thee.”

For the third consecutive time, Covenant University has come tops again in the Presidential Special Scholarship Scheme for Innovation and Development (PRESSID).

The University produced 11 First Class graduates among the 102 successful candidates for the 2015/2016 academic session of the programme, as published by the National Universities Commission, and signed by the Chairman, PRESSID Implementation Committee, Professor Julius Okojie.

While announcing the cheery news to the faculty and staff at a meeting on Friday, April 17, 2015, the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Charles Ayo, said this has again validated the excellent academic programmes of the University. He added that the success has proved that the University is hinging closer to the realization of her vision to be listed among the 10 leading universities in the world by the year 2022.

Presidential Special Scholarship Scheme for Innovation and Development (PRESSID)

Presidential Special Scholarship Scheme for Innovation and Development (PRESSID)

It should be recalled that Covenant University came tops in the maiden edition of the Scheme in the 2013/2014 academic session and also produced 10 percent of the successful candidate in the 2014/2015 edition.

The breakdown of this year’s result shows that the University produced 11 of the 102 successful candidates, representing 10.76 percent (approximately 11%). Also, the gender distribution shows that they were six males and five females.

A further breakdown by programme representation shows that Electrical/Electronics Engineering produced 4 candidates, ICT produced 2, Accounting, 1, Economics, 2 and Petroleum Engineering, 2.

The Federal Government of Nigeria instituted PRESSID as part of efforts to develop a critical mass of professionals who would serve as catalysts of change and agents of scientific and technological advancement, as well as sustainable economic development.

The Scheme sponsors selected first class graduates from any recognised and approved university in the country for postgraduate studies in the top 100 universities in the world.

LIST OF SUCCESSFUL APPLICANTS FOR THE 3RD EDITION OF PRESSID SCHOLARSHIP AWARD 2015/2016

S/No NAME
1. ABDULHAFIZ, ONIMISI USMAN
2. ABDULHAKEEM, ONIMISI MOMOH
3. ABDULJELIL, IYANIWURA ADIO ADEBOLA
4. ABDULRAHMAN, OLAOBAJU
5. ABIODUN, ADESOLA ADETUNJI
6. ADUNOLA, CHRISTIANA FASHOGBON
7. ALOYSIUS, KENECHUKWU EZEILO
8. ATINUKE, OMOTANWA OLALEYE
9. AUSTIN, AKACHUKWU NWOKEDIUKO
10. AYODEJI, AVIS ADENIRAN
11. AYOMIDE, AYEYEMI AKINTAYO
12. BABAJIDE, OLAOLU AKINTUNDE
13. BABAJIDE, YUSUF ONANUGA
14. BAYONLE, AISHAT DAUDA
15. BEST, EDEKI
16. CHARLES, OBIOHA OSUAFOR
17. CHIAMAKA, PEACE UZOEWULU
18. CHIDOZIE, DONALD OJOBOR
19. CHIKA, VICTOR EZE
20. CHIMA, DONATUS UJOATUONU
21. CHIMA, STANLEY EKE
22. CHINEDU, AZUBUIKE AJOKU
23. CHINEDU, JOSEPH NWOKEDIUKO
24. CHISOM, IHUAKU AKAKURU
25. CHISOM, SYLVIA ANYAEZU
26. CHUKWUMA, DAVID IZUOGU
27. DANIEL, OBIORA UDENZE
28. DANIEL, OSETARE IKHALO
29. EBERE, SUNNY CHUKWUBA
30. EMEKA, NDULUE
31. EMMANUEL, OKEOGHENE EFEONAH
32. EMMANUEL, OLUWATOBI OLUGBADE
33. FLORA, TOBI OYINE OKETA
34. GABRIEL, UGOCHUKWU EGBO
35. GIDEON, IDUMAH
36. GIDEON, UCHEHARA
37. HILLARY, ONYEBUCHI ONYISHI
38. HYACINTH, CHIJIOKE ALI
39. IFEANYI, KIZITO MADU
40. IFEOMA, UCHENNA ONUGHA
41. IKENNA, CHRISTOPHER OKWARA
42. ISAIAH, OLABISI ADELABU
43. ISIJOKELU, GIFT IJEH
44. ISRAEL, MAYOMI THOMAS
45. ISRAEL, OLABISI KOIKU
46. IZUNNA, ODINAKA UMEZINNE
47. JIDEOFOR, AMBROSE HENRY ODOEZE
48. JOSEPH, OLUWABUSAYO ADETOYINBO
49. JOSHUA, ADELEKE FOLORUNSO
50. JUDE, IKAZEGBE INWUMOH
51. KINGSLEY, ONYEKACHI EGBO
52. MARTIN, CHINWEOKWU EZE
53. MARTINS, OSHIORIAMHE AINERUA
54. MARYLEEN, ULUAKU NDUBUAKU
55. MORGAN, MANUCHIM WOPARA
56. MOSES, ENWUBIKO UFFOR
57. NNAEMEKA, WALTER CHIME
58. OBIAJULU, COLLINS CHUKWUMA
59. OGADIMMA, DESMOND OKAGU
60. OGECHUKWU, VINCENTIA EZEH
61. OGHENETEGA, JOSHUA ODJEGBA
62. OGHENEYOMA, OGAGAOGHENE ADJEKPIYEDE
63. OGOCHUKWU, KINGSLEY IJEOMAH
64. OKWUNNA, MARYJANE UMEGO
65. OLADAYO, AKINOLA SIYANBOLA
66. OLAKUNLE, SUNDAY ABAWONSE
67. OLALEKAN, PETER OGUNMEFUN
68. OLAMIDE, YOMI KUMAPAYI
69. OLAPEJU, OMOSOLA BADEJO
70. OLUCHUKWU, ROSELINE OBI-ALAGO
71. OLUFISAYO, TITILOPE OSOKO
72. OLUMIDE, OLUSEGUN OSOKOYA
73. OLUWADAMILOLA, AYOTUNDE AYODELE
74. OLUWADARA, ABIDEMI OGUNKOYA
75. OLUWAFEMI, PAUL FALOLA
76. OLUWATOBI, AIKOMO
77. OLUWATOBILOBA, IBUKUN OLADUNNI
78. OLUWATOSIN, MATTHEW ADESANYA
79. ONUORAH, JOSHUA NWANI
80. ONYINYE, CHRISTIANA AZUBUIKE
81. OPEYEMI, LUKUMAN FADIPE
82. OSAGIE, AIWERIOGHENE ERIBO
83. OSEZUA, OBEHI IBHADODE
84. OYEBOLA, OLUWAKEMI OYESOLA
85. OYENIKE, IKEOLUWA OYELEKE
86. PROMISE, OBERORO AKENI
87. SAMUEL, ATU JUNIOR ABOK
88. SAMUEL, CHUKWUEMEKA OLISA
89. SAMUEL, OLUWAGBEMI IYIOLA
90. SCHOLASTICA, CHINELO OLANREWAJU
91. SHERIFAT, OMOKHUWA YESUFU
92. SIKIRU, ADEMOLA ADEWALE
93. SOLOMON, MATHEW ONWUEGBU
94. SOLOMON, OLASUNKANMI ODEYALE
95. STEPHEN, OHIMAI AGBI
96. TAOFEEQ, ALABI BADMUS
97. TEMITOPE, ANUOLUWAPO OLUGBEJE
98. TOLUWALEYI SAMUEL BABALOBI
99. TUMININU, AYOTUNDE LAWANSON
100. UCHECHUKWU, CHUKWUKA ARONU
101. UCHECHUKWU, SANDRA AGBOGWU
102. VICTOR , EMMANUEL SABO

The successful candidates would be invited to Abuja for initial briefing at a date that would be communicated to them directly. They would be required to come along with the original copies of their academic certificates, NYSC discharge certificates, letters from two guarantors, their international passports, and letters of admission (if any).Successful candidates are also encouraged to apply to any of the top 100 universities in the world approved for the scheme as indicated on this website.

Candidates are advised to check the NUC’s website (www.scholarship.nuc.edu.ng) for further information.

Source: COVENANT UNIVERSITY

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