The Federal Polytechnic, Ado Ekiti, has given N630,000 as scholarship awards to the best returning National Diploma II and Higher National Diploma II students in the various departments as part of measures to motivate the newly admitted students to excel.
The school’s rector, Temitope Alake, who gave a N10,000 cheque to each of the best students during the matriculation ceremony of 4,000 ND and HND students for the 2022/2023 session said the best student scholarship award is one of the schools’ beliefs in excellence.
Alake advised the newly matriculated students to shun all forms of social vices, adding that the institution would continue to maintain a zero-tolerance for all anti-social behaviours.
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He also urged them to take their studies and acquisition of additional skills through entrepreneurship development and vocational studies seriously.
He said entrepreneurship has become the mainframe of financial stability and wealth creation in the world at large. Nigeria as a nation places a high premium on its development.
He added that entrepreneurship will be added in the curriculum of all tertiary institutions in the country to infuse entrepreneurship spirit, mentality and skills in our youths right from school.