Submissions for the Dr. Tim Anusiem Obowo First-year Students’ University Admission Grant have commenced. This is as the Obowo Teachers and Students Performance Awards Programme, also being sponsored by Dr. Anusiem, a United States of America (US) based Attorney, would soon take off.
The Obowo First-year Students’ University Admission Grant is for the student with the highest JAMB score from the local government who gains admission to any university in Nigeria to study Medicine, Surgery, Veterinary Medicine, Optometry, Dentistry (or any other professional courses as determined each year by the organisers).
The Director of the scheme is Dr. Adaora Udo-Anyanwu (nee Anusiem), who is a lecturer in Library Science at the Imo State University.
Obowo Students who sat for this year’s JAMB are expected to submit their results and admission letters to her via her email address firstname.lastname@example.org or call her at 090 17173179 to confirm their qualification for the grant.
Any student that qualifies and is to study Medicine, Dentistry, Optometry, and Veterinary medicine is to receive one hundred and fifty thousand Naira (N150,000) while the grant for other core disciples like Pharmacy, Law, Engineering and Architecture is one hundred thousand Naira (N100,000).
The Obowo Teachers and Students Performance Awards Programme, on the other hand, is aimed at rewarding teachers, students, Principals and Head Teachers in the local government area for excellent performance.
12 teachers adjudged best in performance in each school year, one each for Primary one to Primary six and JSS one to SSS three classes will receive cash awards while the best 12 students/pupils, one each from Primary one to six and JSS one to SSS three classes will also be rewarded.
Principals and Head Teachers whose teachers win the awards for best teachers will also receive awards from the programme, which is Dr. Anusiem’s contribution to provision of quality education in the council area. Consolation prizes will also be given to students/pupils who reach the final stages of the annual competition.