10 students of Akwa Ibom State of origin in several tertiary institutions within the country are awarded the Halliburton Scholarship.
The scholarship scheme earmarked for STEM- (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics)inclined undergraduates, was awarded on the idea of educational merit, which saw 10 out of the shortlisted applicants emerging tops after a radical examination and screening process.
Presenting the cheque of N150,000 to every one of the beneficiaries at a quick ceremony that happened within the room of the Ministry of Education in Uyo, the Commissioner for Education, Mrs. Idongesit Etiebet congratulated the awardees and charged them to sustain the tempo of excellence in their academics by staying focused and studying very hard to form the State and therefore the Governor, Mr. Udom Emmanuel proud.
The Education boss asserted that Governor Emmanuel has created enabling environment for college kids to be innovative, creative, and entrepreneurial so as to cope within the challenging world of the 21st century, stressing that with the industries within the State, the scholars should position themselves to become future managers of these concerns.
She, therefore, admonished them to shun all sorts of social vices capable of jeopardizing their future.
While appreciating Halliburton Company for the scholarship scheme, which she said would go an extended way in advancing the academic fortunes of the scholars, Mrs. Etiebet called on other multi-national companies in Nigeria to emulate the gesture.
Also speaking, the administrator of the Akwa Ibom State University, Prof Nse Essien who was within the team that midwifed the extension of the scholarship scheme to students of Akwa Ibom State, lauded Halliburton for the gesture.
Prof Essien enjoined the benefitting students to be good ambassadors of the State by studying hard with a view to posting great performance in their examinations.
Responding on behalf of the awardees, Mr. Utibe Eyoh, a student of Akwa Ibom State University, thanked Halliburton for the award of scholarship to them and also appreciated the government for attracting the scholarship scheme to students of Akwa Ibom State, promising to figure very hard to be outstanding in their academic perform.