Dr. Marcel Ofomata, the MD/CEO of Amaecom Global Limited, Nigeria’s leading asset financing company and Founder of Marcel Ofomata Foundation, has kicked off an education support project with the disbursement of 1 Million Naira as tuition sponsorship to 20 students of the University of Uyo, Akwa Ibom State.
This was done on Wednesday at EEMJM Hotel, Uyo on the occasion of his birthday celebration which was hosted by the Students’ Union Government (SUG) of the University in appreciation of the tremendous support they have received from Dr. Marcel and his Marcel Ofomata Foundation.
The 1 Million Naira support covers tuition for one student per year in each of the twenty faculties of the academic institution, with each student receiving N50, 000.
According to Dr. Ofomata, the choice of University of Uyo was informed by the support he, his company and the Foundation has received from the school and Akwa Ibom State in particular hence, his decision to give back to the State and the school community.
“This is the first batch of the Marcel Ofomata scholarship programme and it will be an annual event and we will liaise with appropriate authorities to maintain transparency in the selection process of beneficiaries”, he added.
The event was well attended by top personalities drawn from the across the business, academic and political sectors who also witnessed the award presentation to Dr. Marcel Ofomata for his contributions to human capacity development and citizens empowerment.