Scholarship Fund 2016: Jim Ovia Redeems Pledge

Mr Jim Ovia FNCS, Chairman of Zenith Bank Plc

Mr Jim Ovia FNCS, Chairman of Zenith Bank Plc

The Nigeria Computer Society (NCS) acknowledged the redemption of the N15.75 million Scholarship pledge made by the Chairman of Zenith Bank Plc, and Cyberspace Ltd, Mr Jim Ovia FNCS.

The pledge was made on November 26, 2015 during the annual National Information Technology Merit Awards (NITMA) organized by NCS to celebrate, recognise and award medals to every worthy professional in the Information Technology industry.

Mr. Jim Ovia also promised automatic employment in Zenith Bank Plc or Cyberspace Ltd to any of the beneficiaries of the scholarship that graduated with second class upper division in ICT annually.

The NCS Scholarship Scheme is one of the corporate responsibilities geared towards mentoring and monitoring Nigeria youths for ICT sustainability.

The programme which commenced four years ago has seen NCS annually awarding scholarships to discerning students across the country base on some established criteria.

The Scholarship Fund 2016 will be awarded to 5 Phd Students, 10 Masters Degree Students and 20 Under Graduate Students across all categories of tertiary institutions in Nigeria, covering Universities, Polytechnics and Colleges of Education nationwide and students pursuing relevant courses outside the country.

The President of NCS, Prof. Adesola Aderounmu FNCS, on behalf of the National Executive Council, appreciated Mr. Jim Ovia’s “uncommon gesture and pray that the Almighty God will continue to uphold him”.

 

List of Selected Candidates of the Scholarship Fund

 

Ph.D Candidates

S/N Name School Course of Study/Research Area
1 Chukwuemeka Nzieih University of Nigeria, Nsukka Information Systems Management
2 Oluwaseun Oluwole Ebiesuwa Babcock University Information Systems
3 Oloruntoba C. Oreoluwa Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta Enhancing Privacy In Information Systems
4 John Adetunji Adebisi Obafemi Awolowo University Software Engineering
5 Adesiyan Temitope Tobi Obafemi Awolowo University Computer Science/Multimedia Networking

 

 

M.sc Candidates

S/N Name School Course of Study/Research Area
1 Kennedy Chinedu Okafor University of Nigeria, Nsukka Digital Electronics-Computer Engineering
2 Ceasar Emmanuel Eko University of Ibadan Networking And Information Security
3 Sampson Udoudo Essien National Open University of Nigeria M.Sc Information Technology
4 Abisola M. Adesanya Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta Computer Science/Security
5 Oreoluwa Zainab Hammed Babcock University Management Information Systems
6 Mr Abdulrauf Aremu Gidado University Of Ilorin Computer Science
7 Jacob Ogah Jacob University of Calabar M.Sc Computer Science
8 Victor Uwaje University of Lagos Information Technology
9 Adekunle Johnson B. Obafemi Awolowo University Computer Science

 

UNDER GRADUATES Candidates

S/N Name School Course of Study/Research Area
1 Marliyya Ubam Abubakar Tafawa Belewa University, Bauchi Computer Science
2 Jimoh Yisa Olatide Osun State College of Education, Ila-Orangun, Osun State Computer/Chemistry
3 Kinsley Chijioke Aniekwe Institute of Management And Technology, Enugu Computer Science
4 Sadiq Hammanjoda Yero Abubakar Tafawa Belewa University, Bauchi Computer Science
5 Fatunmbi Gboluwaga Oludotun Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta Computer Science
6 Damian Ugonna Anumudu Federal Polytechnic Nekede Owerri Computer Science
7 Abdulsalam Bamidele Abass Ahmadu Bello University Computer Science
8 Okunuga Makanjuola Aminat Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta Computer Science
9 Sodipo Olawale Gideon Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta Computer Science
10 Mr Emmanuel Gregory Essiet University of Uyo Computer Science
11 Chika Paul Annomneze Babcock University Computer Information Systems
12 Aniekan Ufot Inyang University of Uyo Computer Science
13. Hauwa Ibrahim Binji Sokoto State University Computer Science
14. Newton Elkanah Allen Niger Delta University Computer Science
15. Abubakar Sadiq Mohammed Abubakar Tafawa Belewa University, Bauchi Computer Science
16. Sumayyah Kikelomo Adewunmi University of Ilorin Computer Science
17. Egwu Benjamin Maduabuchi Babcock University Computer Science
18. Bello Abdul-Wahab Oluwatobi

 

University of Lagos Computer Science
19. Shehu Salihu Federal University Wukari, Taraba State Computer Science
20. Abba Danazumi Bayero University, Kano Computer Science

 

For Further Enquiries, Contact: NCS National Secretariat:

Plot 10, Otunba Jobi Fele Way, Alausa Ikeja, Lagos State

E-mail: educomm@ncs.org.ng | Tel: 01-4538889

Iyiola Ayoola – iyiola@ncs.org.ng | 08023402917

Ijeoma Nwanaju – ijeoma@ncs.org.ng | 08037213920

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