The management of Technical University of Technology has announced that thirty-Six students Who scored a cumulative grade point of 4.5 and above will be placed on N10,000 monthly salary, Mouthpiece NGR reports.
Eight students who also epitomize the vision of First Technical University, Tech-U, Ibadan, Oyo State, through their passion for innovative ideas and entrepreneurship have been put on N10,000 monthly salary each, courtesy of Josephus Foundation.
It was gathered that the vice-chancellor, Professor Ayobami Salami, disclosed this during the third matriculation ceremony of the University.
According to him, two of the 36 outstanding students who were also honoured as ‘Tech-U Scholars – Maryam Afonja 300 Level; and Amos Olaleye 200 Level with a perfect CGPA score of 5.0 – will both receive N15,000 every month effective from January, 2020.
The eight ‘Tech-Upreneur Ambassadors’ will henceforth receive N10,000 every month, courtesy of Josephus Foundation.
Speaking earlier, Salami said that the university believes in best practices, and its students must operate along that line.
He told the new students that there is no room for absenteesm, truancy, cultism, internet fraud, examination malpractice or other vices in the institution.
“The university is founded on knowledge, practice, talent and character; so you we do not allow anyone to smear our reputation,” he said.
Salami, whose remark centered around the comparative advantage Tech-U has over universities of technology and other conventional institutions, because of its “rich emphasis on employment-preparation skills.”
He said with attachments, apprenticeships and internships, there is an assurance of competence and better preparedness in Tech-U students.
“With the efficient usage of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) education and TVET to secure a better future for “Nigerian youths, Tech-U seeks to midwife the country’s economic development through the provision of market-ready graduates.
“And just two years after the commencement of academic activities, the First Technical University is already grooming innovators and job creators,” he noted.
He listed some of the achievements of the university to include: the signing of collaborative agreements with the Texas Technical University, US and Girne American University, Cyprus; hosting of the Hult Prize Pitch in Nigeria; producing a finalist in the International Breweries Kickstart Business Plan Competition, for which 17,000 people applied and producing the 2019 winner of the Miss Intellect Universe.
Salami also touted Technical University’s listing as the 43rd out of the 252 higher institutions ranked in Nigeria on the 2019 Webometrics, saying it was proof that Tech-U’s modest efforts were receiving global attention.