The 1192 students of Akwa Ibom origin who applied for the State Government scholarships today sat for aptitude test to be selected among the best 500 to receive the N200,000 scholarship each from the State Government.

The screening was held at PTDF ICT Resource Centre, Annex Campus of the University of Uyo, where the students drawn from various State and Federal universities across the country took part in the exercise, answering questions on English Language, Mathematics, Biology, Sciences, Government, current affairs and general studies, among others.

A breakdown of the statistics shows that 154 of them were selected from the Faculty of Education; 247 from Engineering; 337 Medical Science; 215 Science; 207 Arts; and Social Science, 32.

The scholarship, coordinated by the State Ministry of Education, is for students in their second year of study with a minimum of 3.50 Cumulative Grade Points Average, CGPA on a 5.00 scale.

Commissioner for Education, Mrs Idongesit Etiebet her Information and Strategy counterpart, Comrade Ini Ememobong, that of Health, Professor Augustine Umoh and their Permanent Secretaries as well as the Special Assistant to Governor on Education Monitoring, Akparawa Udeme Udofia and Special Assistant to the Governor on Information and Communication Technology, Engr. Solomon Eyo were on hand to ensure the smooth conduct of the exercise.

Also present were the Chairman, State Scholarships Board. Hon. Sunday Etor Isokobo who was accompanied by Board members: Engr. Effiong Essang, Mr. Ime Elisha Umoh, Akpawara Udo Tobi Udobot and Mrs. Eme Okodi, the Secretary of the Board.

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Joseph Chukwuma Oputa

Joseph Chukwuma Oputa is the Managing Editor of Maslow Businessnews and Physicians News publications published by Maslow Business News Publications, Lagos, Nigeria.

Joseph Oputa is a proud Alumnus of the prestigious Nigerian Institute of Journalism, Lagos and Federal Polytechnic, Bida, Niger State.

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