Thirty-six students who had been able to score a cumulative grade point average of 4.5 and above (on the scale of 5.0) and 8 students who epitomize the vision of First Technical University, Tech-U, Ibadan, Oyo State, through their passion for and innovativeness in entrepreneurship have been put on N10,000 monthly salary each, courtesy of Josephus Foundation.
Its vice-chancellor, Professor Ayobami Salami, disclosed this during the third matriculation ceremony of the university.
The eight ‘Tech-Upreneur AmbaAccording to Salami, two of the 36 outstanding students who were also honoured as ‘Tech-U Scholars – Maryam Afonja 300 Level; and Amos Olaleye 200 Level with a perfect CGPA score of 5.0 – will both receive N15,000 every month effective from January 2020.ssadors’ will henceforth receive N10,000 every month, courtesy of Josephus Foundation.
Speaking earlier, Salami said that the university believes in best practices, and its students must operate along that line.
He told the new students that there is no room for absenteeism, truancy, cultism, internet fraud, examination malpractice or other vices in the institution.
“The university is founded on knowledge, practice, talent, and character; so we do not allow anyone to smear our reputation,” he said.
Salami, whose remark centered around the comparative advantage Tech-U has over universities of technology and other conventional institutions, because of its “rich emphasis on employment-preparation skills.”
He said with attachments, apprenticeships, and internships, there is an assurance of competence and better preparedness in Tech-U students.
“With the efficient usage of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) education and TVET to secure a better future for
“Nigerian youths, Tech-U seeks to midwife the country’s economic development through the provision of market-ready graduates.
“And just two years after the commencement of academic activities, the First Technical University is already grooming innovators and job creators,” he noted.
He listed some of the achievements of the university to include: the signing of collaborative agreements with the Texas Technical University, US and Girne American University, Cyprus; hosting of the Hult Prize Pitch in Nigeria; producing a finalist in the International Breweries Kickstart Business Plan Competition, for which 17,000 people applied and producing the 2019 winner of the Miss Intellect Universe.
Salami also touted Technical University’s listing as the 43rd out of the 252 higher institutions ranked in Nigeria on the 2019 Webometrics, saying it was proof that Tech-U’s modest efforts were receiving global attention.