A youth based human Rights and good governance advocacy group, Youth Advocates for Peace, Justice and Empowerment Network (YAPJEN), last Wednesday offered scholarships to five undergraduates of Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka.
Amb. Timothy Nwachukwu, Executive Director of Youth Advocates for Peace, Justice, and Empowerment Network (YAPJEN), made the cash presentation of the scholarship award at the Law Students’ Senate Legislative Day and Award ceremony which held at the Faculty of Law, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka.
The epoch making event which witnessed an award presentation to some academic giants in the faculty, attracted a Senior Advocate of Nigeria cum professor of Law, Prof. Offornze
Amucheazi; Prof. Meshack Umenweke, Dean Faculty of Law; Prof. Ibe, lecturer; and Barr. Obinna Mbanugo all from the Faculty of Law, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, among other special guests.
Speaking at the event the renowned Professor of Law, Prof. Offornze Amucheazi, urged the students to strive for excellence in whatever endeavour they found themselves as the legal profession offered its practitioners an uncommon opportunity to excel in any field of human endeavour.
Prof. Umenweke, the Dean, Faculty of Law and the Chief Host who was honoured with The Great Motivator of Nigerian Students Award, commended the Organizers of the event for putting up ‘such uncommon event’ for the benefit of the students.
He reminded the students that their primary aim was to excel in their academic pursuits and encouraged them to work hard and graduate with good grades. He also advised them to eschew examination malpractices as its consequences were better imagined than experienced.
Barr. Obinna Mbanugo, the deputy staff adviser of the Law Students Association, stated that his love and passion for students were unrivaled and hence his decision to identify with the LAWSA Senate in the ground breaking event.
The event which witnessed a Legislative debate organized by the LAWSA Senate, saw a student, Nzeakor Nonso, emerging the winner.
The highest point of the occasion was the scholarship presentation to five indigent Students which was facilitated by an awardee, Amb. Timothy Nwachukwu, the Executive Director of YAPJEN, through the support of the SSA to the Governor of Anambra State on Petroleum and Union Matters, Hon Comr. Peter Nwosu.
A visibly delighted Prof. Amucheazi who was touched by the kind gesture of YAPJEN, announced a donation of N100, 000 to support the young activists.
This was followed by Amb. Timothy Nwachukwu who announced an additional one year scholarship to another special but indigent student.
Prof. Amucheazi in his closing remarks promised to sponsor the indigent students who were given scholarships by YAPJEN throughout their remaining years in the University.
The President of the LAWSA Senate, Rt. Hon. Comrade Kingsley Anolue, thanked all the special guests and students for their presence.