Another beneficiary of Alex- Ekwueme Federal University, Ndufu Alike, Ebonyi State scholarship programme in collaboration with French Government, Miss Utibe Asuquo, was recently presented French VISA for her onward trip to France for Master’s Degree studies in French Literature at Paris 3 Sorbonne Nouvelle. Dr Nnenna Nwosu- Nworuh, Director of French Centre in the University, who presented Miss Asuquo, said that Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Chinedum Nwajiuba had given approval for Asuquo to further her studies abroad  under the scholarship scheme. She further affirmed that Miss Asuquo is very good in her area and more like a senior lecturer, though she is a graduate assistant who joined the University as Corps member in 2017 and was retained due to her very good performance. According to Dr. Nwosu- Nworuh, AE- FUNAI do not have experts in French Literature and as such, the University decided to engage Asuquo and encourage her to study the course up to Ph.D., and come back and develop to greater level in the area. She regretted that the French Centre would miss her but that they cannot afford to deny her the opportunity of getting more knowledge.

Prof. Romanus Ejiaga, presenting the Visa to Miss Asuquo with Dr. Nnenna Nwosu-Nworuh watching with excitement.

While presenting the VISA to the beneficiary, Dean Faculty of Humanities, Prof. Romanus Ejiaga congratulated her for the scholarship award and advised her to stay focused in her studies and shun temptations and distractions, but rather face her studies, come back and make AE-FUNAI proud.  “Always remember those who are sacrificing for you”, he reiterated.

The beneficiary, Miss Otibe Asuquo.

Ag. Director, Centre for Development Assistance Management, Partnerships and Training, (CEDAMPAT), Mr. Chris Uwadoka, reminded Miss Asuquo that she has a bond which she must respect by coming back after her studies, to serve out the bond and get on progressing in her life endeavor encouraging her to take advantage of the opportunity to learn French language very well and come to help the University establish programme that other West African countries will benefit from. Prof. Akoh, Dean School of Post-Graduate Studies, who was present at the event, advised Miss Asuquo to remain a good ambassador of AE-FUNAI while out there in France.

L-R Dr. Mrs Nnenna Nwosu-Nworuh, Prof. Ejiaga, Prof. Akoh (SPGS),Miss Asuquo and Mr. Chris Uwadoka.

 Over whelmed Miss Otibe Asuquo expressed her gratitude to the VC and the university management for the opportunity given to her in tears of Joy and promised not to let the University down. She did not mince words to affirm that she will come back after her studies to make the University proud.

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