A lecturer in the University of Uyo, Uduakobng Inyang has won the Right Choice Scholar 2020 Award. This was disclosed by the management of Right Choice Electronics Limited, operators of LG Showroom and Service, located at 233 ikot ekpene road by itam flyover and 39B Abak road beside Keystone bank, Uyo on Friday, December 18th, 2020 when they paid a congratulatory visit on the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Nyaudoh Ndaeyo at the Council Chambers of the University of Uyo.
The company stated that the significant role the University plays in the success of their business in Akwa Ibom state informed the extension of their 2020 major Corporate Social Responsibility, CSR, project to the university of Uyo by awarding Scholarship to fund the Ph.D study of Uduakobong Inyang who is a lecturer in the Department of Insurance and Risk Management, Faculty of Business Administration.
They stated that the scholarship award was based on Mr. Inyang’s outstanding academic records of Bachelor’s Degree in insurance and risk management obtained in UNIUYO and Master’s degree in risk management and insurance which he got from University of Limerick, Republic of Ireland.
Addressing the Vice-Chancellor, the Managing Director, Mr. Ogochukwu Mgbii, in his words
“First, permit us to extend our warmest felicitations to the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Nyaudoh Ndaeyo, on his appointment and assumption of office. We trust that as an excellent researcher, accomplished academician and a seasoned administrator, you will bring your wealth of experience to practice in transforming the functions and service delivery of the University of Uyo to a world class citadel of intellectual emancipation in your tenure. We assure you and your management team of our partnership in accomplishing this.”
Mr Mgbii Added that University of Uyo plays a key role to in the success of their business in Akwa Ibom State, because most of the company’s employees are graduates of uniuyo and that the university Community remains one of the leading customers.
The MD, further stated that University of Uyo, through Faculty of Business Administration should setup a Center for development of business ideas and solutions, which will serve as a hob that synergizes the academia and the business community.
Responding, Prof Ndaeyo appreciated the MD and management of the company for the visit. The VC used the opportunity to sympathize with the company over the recent looting of its showroom during the EndSARS protest in Uyo, praying that such should not occur again. He appreciated the the company for awarding the Scholarship to Mr. Inyang and for suggesting that the university should float a centre to synegize the academia with the business community. The VC further assured his guest of the university’s readiness to partner the company.
The high point was the presentation of the scholarship award letter, a plaque, a laptop and an Android phone to the scholarship recipient Mr Inyang by the Registrar of uniuyo Mr Aniediabasi Udofia as requested by the MD of right Choice Nig. LTD, to Mr. Inyang to aid in his Ph.D program.
Others management staff of the company present during the visit were Mr. Adewale Adeyinka, Management Consultant and Mr. Uko Solomon, Head of Marketing.
The management staff of UNIUYO present were Mr. Aniediabasi Udofia, Registrar, Mr. Imoh Markson, Bursar, Prof. Ahiaoma Ibegwam, Librarian, Mr. L. T. Okoko, Head, Administration, Vc’s office. Others were Prof Isaac Ayandele, Dean, Faculty of Business Administration, and Dr. Sam Etuk, Vice Dean of the faculty.