About 30 candidates , who had the best results at the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination , have been offered scholarships valued at N 15m to pursue their higher education in various tertiary institutions.
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board disclosed this on Sunday in its weekly bulletin, obtained by our correspondent , noting that the scholarships were provided by a commercial bank , Stanbic IBTC .
According to JAMB , the bank ’ s Corporate Investment Banking and Marketing Manager, Mrs Bridget Oyefeso – Odusami , stated this when she led the bank ’ s delegation to the JAMB Headquarters, in Bwari , Abuja .
She said , “The essence of the scholarship is to enable candidates who desire tertiary education to pursue their dreams under a very comfortable atmosphere .
There are some criteria for the selection of the top 30 UTME candidates .
The candidates must have scored a minimum of 250 and above in the 2019 UTME , possess five credit passes in their Ordinary Level results as well as meet other specified criteria necessary for admission .
“ The scholarship is going to be inclusive .
It will take into cognisance the best male and female candidates as well as the best visually impaired candidate from the 36 states of the federation including the Federal Capital Territory , Abuja . ”
The JAMB Registrar, Prof Is -haq Oloyede , said the scholarships would go a long way to promote the educational careers of the beneficiaries.
“ We urge other corporate organisation to emulate this and bring succour to hardworking candidates wishing to advance their educational career, ” he noted .
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