… Gets Largest Share of Indomie Nutrition Scholarship AwardPostgraduate students of the University have won the largest share of this year’s Indomie National Post Graduate Scholarship Award by winning 8 out of the 12 slots of the scholarship Award. The scholarship, which was introduced in 2009 by Dufil Prima Food Plc, is to encourage Postgraduate students studying Nutrition and Dietetics and assist in the training of high level Nutritionists that would provide the needed manpower for the relevant sector in the country.

The Public Relations Manager, Dufil Prima Plc, Tope Ashiwaju, said that the eight postgraduate students of the University have received N350,000.00 to cover tuition, educational grant and monthly stipends, adding that the financial support to students studying Nutrition and Dietetics at the postgraduate level would produce a critical mass of highly-trained nutritionists that would drive development in the sector. Ashiwaju disclosed that beneficiaries were not bound by the offer to work for the organisation, on completion of their programme.

The Coordinator of the Scholarship Programme and former Dean, College of Animal Science and Livestock Production (COLANIM) FUNAAB, Professor Tunde Oguntona, said 160 applications were received from students across the six geo-political zones of the country, the Judges had to screen the entries to select the 12 winners.

Professor Oguntona commended Dufil Prima Plc for sponsoring the programme, which he said, had recorded huge success since its inception. The scholarship was open to all Nigerian students qualified for admission to an M.Sc programme in Nutrition/Dietetics in any University in the country.