The authorities of the Fountain University, Osogbo have given scholarship to 38 students of the institution for the 2008/2009 academic session.
The Vice Chancellor of the university, Professor Hussein Oyelola Bukoye who disclosed this during the third matriculation ceremony of the institution said 17 of the students are from the college of management and social sciences while the remaining 21 are from the college of natural and applied sciences.
According to him, the university students who scored 4.0Â and above in their CGPA in the last semester will enjoy 50 percent off from their tuition fees, sayingÂ that the essence was to create a healthy academic competition amongst the students of the university.
Professor Bukoye whose address was titled â€œOur Values, Our Expectationsâ€ said the university in its own way of ensuring that its graduates are self employable had ensured functionality of its curriculum and effective use of its GNS and entrepreneurial studies.
The VC stressed that the university towered above the older universities in the country by demonstrating excellent congenial learning environment, excellent laboratory equipment and consumable supplies, as well asÂ excellent IC T facilities particularly the e_library.
He commended students of the institution, who according to him, in recent times have demonstrated that the efforts of the university authorities at trying to put a culture that is worthy of emulation in place for the university has not been in vain.
Professor Bukoye told the matriculating students that the institution operates an open policy in the day-to-day running of the academic and administrative activities of the university and charged them to be of good behavior both on and off the campus.
The VC disclosed that as a way of developing the students for future challenges, eminent personalities including professors, technocrats, administrators and others are invited to deliver lectures every month as a way of ensuring that both staff and students are kept abreast of what is happening in the world.