He made the disbursement on Wednesday when the Students' Union Government (SUG) of the University marked his birthday with a special celebration in appreciation of the tremendous support they have received from Dr. Marcel, Amaecom Global (Nig.) Limited and the Marcel Ofomata Foundation.
The One Million Naira sponsorship covers tuition for one student per year in each of the twenty Faculties of the academic institution. Each student received N50,000 (Fifty Thousand Naira).
The scholarship, he said, will be an annual event and his organization will continue to liaise with appropriate authorities to maintain transparency in the selection process of beneficiaries.
Highpoint of the event, which was held at EEMJM Hotel, Uyo, was the disbursement of tuition scholarship to the first batch of beneficiaries, cutting of birthday cake by Dr. Ofomata and presentation of Awards/portrait to him by the leadership of SUG.
Eminent personalities that graced the ocassion were His Excellency, Engr. Chris Ekpeyong, former Deputy Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Barr. Fidelis Iteshi - Amaecom Legal Adviser, Ambassador Stanley EzeAbasirim - General Manager of Mitchel and Michelle Business School (MMBS), Comrade Akamba Awa - Chairman Trade Union Congress, Akwa Ibom State, Mr. Michael Soaetan - MMBS Faculty Member, Peter Saturday - Head of Media, Public Relations and Protocol, Amaecom Global Limited, Ebere Edum - Amaecom Calabar Regional Manager and staff of Amaecom Global (Nig) Limited, Uyo branch.