Forty per cent of the 300 pioneer students admitted into the Kings University, Ode Omu, Osun State, will get scholarships of about N500,000.
The scholarships, worth between N450,000 and N500,000 will be funded by the Matthew Ashimolowo Scholarship Scheme (MASS) and the Kingsway International Christian Centre (KICC).
While MASS, which is run by the chancellor of the university and pastor of KICC, Pastor Mathew Ashimolowo, will provide 40 of the scholarships, the church will provide the remaining 80. Five of the scholarships would be taken up by candidates from the university’s host community, Ode Omu, where Ashimolowo comes from.
The recipients will enjoy the scholarship, which covers tuition, board, and others (minus food) for the duration of their studies on the 347-acre campus if they are able to maintain a sterling academic record.
The university, which has got the approval of the National Universities Commission (NUC) to run, will admit students into three faculties – Sciences (Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Biology); Humanities and Management Sciences, and Computer Science.
Kings varsity has a vision to “transform Africa by raising uncommon leaders,” Ashimolowo said.
Source: The Nation