Innovation Day: DELSU To Pay Participating Students’ Tuition

THE Vice-Chancellor, Delta State University (DELSU), Abraka, Prof. Victor Peretomode, has declared that the institution would pay the tuition fees of all students who came out to perform during the DELSU Creativity and Innovation Day.
Peretomode, who made the disclosure in Abraka during DELSU @25/Innovation and Creativity Day in Abraka, said that the scholarship was a way of rewarding the students for summoning the courage to perform at the podium.
He said, inter-alia: “We are rewarding those of you who have the courage to come and perform today. I know many of you were supposed to perform today, but due to shame or lack of confidence, could not come out here to sing, dance or act.
“It is not easy to face a large crowd as this to perform because everybody will have their eyes set on you.
“I want to re-assure you that this administration is a progressive one, building on the achievements of the past administration. One of the things we love doing is to demonstrate our love for students by caring for them and to see how we can help them reach their full potentials.
Some of the beneficiaries include Etukpere Oghome 400 level (Mathematics), Jebose Ekene 300 level (Anatomy), Ambrose Kanayo 400 level (Fine and Applied Arts), Ahwaetome Precious (Law), Enajomo Oghenekaro 400 level (English and Literary Studies), and Okeme Jerome 400 level (Geology), among others.
Responding on behalf of the beneficiaries, Okeme Jerome, while expressing shock, thanked the vice- chancellor for giving them the rare privilege, assuring that they would justify the scholarship by ensuring that they perform exceptionally well in their examinations.
He said: “I am shocked. And I know that my fellow contestants are shocked, too, because we came here with the intention to perform and celebrate our university, unknown to us that such reward awaits us.