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FURTHER UPDATE – Senator OBA Undergraduate Scholarship Scheme

To Whom It may Concern

Within the period of application, we received one thousand and forty four (1044) applications from students of our Akwa Ibom North-East (Uyo) senatorial district, studying in tertiary institutions in Nigeria.
For transparency, as promised, we wish to show the criteria of selection, and hence why some will be qualified and some will be disqualified. In addition to the eligibility conditions spelt out earlier in the advert, consideration will be given to:

  1. Duration of stay in school, and number of years left. Given that our scope is long term, those who are already in their final year, or have only one year left in school will be disqualified; to give room to those who have many years to benefit from the scheme.
  2. The aspect of age. Some of the applicants are above 30 years of age, while some are less than 18. Some reflected as 2019, some 2016 as their year of birth, and this is questionable. But we have chosen 25 years as the bench mark. Hence those who were born before 1991 will also be disqualified.
  3. Mismatch of documents. Some could not upload genuine documents like letters of admission and LGA of origin. Some also failed to upload their passport photograph, as requested.

On the account of the above criteria, the full list containing qualified and disqualified candidates will be published soon.

109 Comments Found

  • Mfreke-mfon Says:
    May 2, 2016 11:25:17

    Please Sir, I was born on 12 November, 1990. I'm 25 years of age not yet 26. Will I be disqualified?

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    • Unyime Okon Says:
      May 3, 2016 07:11:05

      You 'll know soonest . Good luck!

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    • admin Says:
      May 3, 2016 07:44:43

      Dear Mfreke, The list will be published soon.

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  • Uduakobong Johnson Says:
    May 3, 2016 12:35:14

    Good day sir, please concerning the mismatch documents, i complained about it and i was permitted to use any documents (e.g school fees receipt)that can proove my studentship other than the admission later.I used my last semester school fees reciept.Please i hope that will warrant my disqualification as i confirmed first.

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    • Unyime Okon Says:
      May 3, 2016 07:12:00

      No

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    • admin Says:
      May 3, 2016 07:49:56

      Dear Uduakobong, No, that does not disqualify you.

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  • Uduakobong Johnson Says:
    May 3, 2016 01:15:49

    sorry, my last session school fees receipt

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  • Ubong gentle Says:
    May 3, 2016 03:11:23

    l was born in 1988 and right now, l don't know what to say because l am above 25. please Sir, reconsider some of us,life is so hard in school,l wish you will just support us whom ages are above 25 with at least school fee for this semester and not just disqualify because we are above 25yrs. l really need this help please don't disqualify us help us. thank you for your understand and kindness. Ubong Gentle. uniuyo.

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  • Asukwo, Ndifereke Elijah Says:
    May 3, 2016 03:28:00

    Good evening admin, to my own view, let the first criteria of selection be review i.e even those in their 300 level, 400 level and 600 level of a 4 years, 5 years and 7 years courses respectively be given an opportunity to participate. thanks

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  • Amos Akpan Says:
    May 3, 2016 05:35:01

    I want to salute whosoever that brought this noble idea to our Distinguished Senator. I have seen transparency in action. This is what i have been advocating for, where merit will overcome nepotism and tribalism. If this standard is kept, this will give alot of intelligent students from poor background hope of becoming a brand through acquisition of free and sound education. Education is the best gift to any mind. I pray God to give the Senator grace to maintain the Scholarship Scheme till the end of his stay at National Assembly.

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    • Unyime Okon Says:
      May 3, 2016 07:28:08

      Noted. Thanks for the acknowledgement .

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    • admin Says:
      May 3, 2016 07:51:52

      Dear Amos Thank you for your contribution

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  • Ebong Enyeneting uwem Says:
    May 3, 2016 05:57:19

    My name is Enyeneting uwem Ebong a student in Akwa ibom state university which website can I apply for the scholarship. Thank

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  • Utibe Edem Ibok Says:
    May 3, 2016 06:15:25

    Good day sir, someone like me I only finished my National Diploma(ND) since 2014, went for an Industrial Training(I.T) but i am going for my Higher National Diploma (H.N.D) this year to complete for the two year left.please sir I hope that cannot disqualify me.

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    • Emmanuel sunday okon Says:
      May 4, 2016 08:26:39

      Goodmorning sir, my contribution to this empowerment scheme is, the are student under 26 year of age in the university who are self sponsor things are so difficult for them.some can not graduate in time because of suspension of study the hard in the institution. sir, l spleed to you that let self sponsor be majority beneficiary in this empowerment scheme.thankyou?

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  • imaobong edwin Says:
    May 3, 2016 10:48:50

    Good evening my humble senator, Please sir i want to plead that you consider us who are above 25 years.

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  • Sifon Okon Nyong Says:
    May 4, 2016 01:54:43

    I, Sifon Okon Nyong, a native of Mbiaya Uruan sincerely appreciate the bold step taken by the distinguished senator representing the prestigious Uyo senatorial district in the Senate, Senator Obong Bassey Albert, for the pellucid attention given to the plight of the students in His senatorial district. This really explicate the adage that says 'Charity Begins At Home'. May the almighty God bless him and grant him wisdom not just to sustain the scholarship scheme but to also become the Awolowo of our time.

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  • Enwono Monday Marcus Says:
    May 4, 2016 06:21:39

    Please sir, am 2011, 400 level department of geography and regional planning university of uyo. I suspended my first year because of school fees. Please consider us the final years, we still need money for our final year project if it will be half of normal scholarship thanks.

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  • Victor Umoh Says:
    May 4, 2016 07:12:26

    Hello Mr Admin! I plead that some of the criteria be reviewed,I feel the final year student be considered because of their final year project I'm an Electrical Electronics Engineering Final year student in the University of Uyo.Owing to economic situation of the country my project has been on hold due to lack of funds I was hoping to use this empowerment scheme to finance my project....Please just consider the urgency of the situation

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  • Franklin Says:
    May 4, 2016 08:30:57

    Good Morning Sir, Please what happens to those who were born in December, 1990?. I think they should be given due consideration as admissions in Nigeria is not very easy to secure immediately after completion of secondary education. I think that a review of the criteria is possible to assist Nigerian students indeed. I suffice to say that this is a laudable development. Please put these into consideration. Thank you Sir.

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  • Ubong Gentle Akpan Says:
    May 4, 2016 11:23:53

    l pray God help us .l will keep my hope alive who knows a miracle can happen and some of us who were born from 1988 get this scholarship.God bless the organizers in Jesus name.

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  • ikpongke Says:
    May 4, 2016 11:35:26

    Please I think those in final year should be beneficiaries so as to enable them in their projects. Thanks

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  • Mfon Effiong Says:
    May 4, 2016 12:21:38

    Good afternoon admin. I thank you for your kind gesture to bring about the scholarship scheme and I will also want to plead with you to consider those in the 300 Level thank you once again

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  • Aniebiet Patrick Says:
    May 4, 2016 05:55:58

    With all due respect, I beg to say that disqualifying final year students is against academics itself. Schools give premium to final year students on a number of grounds. Is academics not heavier in final year with the combination of regular courses, long essay and seminars? Does this not mean more financial burden on the final year students? Whatever is worth doing should be done well. If I am denied this because I am in final year, it will go down as bad history for the senator.

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  • Samuel Akpan Says:
    May 4, 2016 07:04:21

    pls will the passport be red or white background

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  • Abasiama Offiong James Says:
    May 4, 2016 07:25:07

    Thank You Sir for your good work. May God continue to bless you more and more..I will vote for you again come 2019 to return to the senate.

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  • Eno-obong Umoh Says:
    May 5, 2016 09:27:11

    With due respect Sir I think the conditions for the disqualification are too much, What of the 300level students who still have like four more semesters to go?,we appreciate the fact that you remembered your Promise to the youth, and We pray that God's blessing be continuous in your life... But Please Sir consider the fact that our financial Burdens are more heavier in our last sessions in school, What of the final year and third year student who submitted their files accordingly? Atleast consider Us... Thank you.

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  • Stephen Bassey Says:
    May 5, 2016 10:10:20

    good morning sir, I want to thank God for the knowledge & the ability he has given you to arrange this program for those who don't have support, God bless and keep you and give you long life and the ability to do it continueslly in Jesus name.Amen. please I want to a request about this program, what about those who did not heard it intime, but there are interested for the program, how they will do please thanks. Stephen Bassey 07036672815

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  • Ubong gentle Says:
    May 5, 2016 11:27:07

    Just help us as you have promise please Sir.thank you

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  • Name Says:
    May 5, 2016 01:04:47

    pls i think exam should be use to select qualify candidate...all this age issue, duration in schools is not the best...final year students need this scholarship more than any other level considering the project..

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  • UDO, EBENEZER JAMES Says:
    May 5, 2016 02:11:08

    PLEASE WE ALL KNOW THAT MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS AND COMPUTER SCIENCE IS FIVE YEARS NOW SO I AM DOING STATISTICS, WHAT WILL HAPPEN IN MY OWN CASE. THANKS

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  • Joseph Says:
    May 5, 2016 03:49:02

    Please sir some of us are in final year and have law school in view,please reconsider those of us going to law school. Thank you.

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  • Mfon Patrick Says:
    May 5, 2016 08:05:29

    My Senator sir, please I need a consideration on the 1st criteria. I am a 400level student of University of Uyo, and I am yet to pay my 2nd Semester's school fees. Meaning, I have one and a half year to spend there. Thanks.

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  • NDANTI UDUA Says:
    May 5, 2016 10:53:21

    Pls admin pharmacy is a 5 years course and i am in 300 level i hope it will be taken into consideration

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    • admin Says:
      May 8, 2016 03:31:48

      Dear Ndanti Yes, duration of course is stated on your admission letter

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  • Confidence Benjamin Says:
    May 5, 2016 11:15:09

    admin...pls wen will d list be published

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    • admin Says:
      May 8, 2016 03:33:26

      Dear Confidence, The list will be published soon and you will all be notified through email.

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  • Tobby Daniel Says:
    May 5, 2016 11:28:48

    More Grace to your elbow my able senator. God Will guide you in wisdom on how to make your final selection. if I don't benefit, my brothers (fellow Akwa Ibomites from uyo senatorial district will benefit) if they don't I will. All am praying is for the GRACE of God upon you. may God bless and keep YOU. Amen!!!

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  • Confidence Benjamin Says:
    May 6, 2016 12:23:59

    pls admin...when will d list of both qualified and non qualified candidates be published

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  • Dan Daniel Monday Says:
    May 7, 2016 09:16:23

    Good morning sir. Please sir I want to solicit that those in their final year in school should also be consider. This is to at least compensate their efforts and their spendings since many of us, we pay our fees and other obligations under our own sweat. please Sir, let this be taken into consideration.

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  • israel udofia Says:
    May 7, 2016 11:05:17

    ples 300 level students should also be consider because the have like three semesters in school.

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  • Queen Akpan Says:
    May 7, 2016 04:56:51

    My dear Senator sir, you have done well by keeping to your promise. Concerning the first criterion for selection, I plead that there should be a reconsideration on the final year students. We really need the money for our projects and last semester's school fee. Thanks

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  • udofia Says:
    May 7, 2016 05:34:47

    dear admin . pls do refer to ur eligibility no.1. u said students in higher institution at any level I suggest that an examination be set and allow all d applicants to prove themselves thanks.

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  • Christiana Edet Says:
    May 8, 2016 05:34:26

    Please sir concerning the document, i don't have the admission letter but i sent in my authority to pay fee. I am a direct entry student, currently studying in University of Uyo. Please am i qualified?

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  • Emem Inwang Says:
    May 8, 2016 08:07:52

    Please those of us in year one are yet to receive admission letters from the university of Uyo. it may be given to us this second semester or sometime in our subsequent years. So most of us used the Notification of Admission Letter from the Institution. Thanks.

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  • Uko Joseph Says:
    May 9, 2016 02:33:31

    What about post graduate?

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  • John Effiong Says:
    May 9, 2016 10:40:15

    Thank you very much sir for bringing up this scheme, May the Lord all mighty bless you Abundantly in Jesus name. about the disqualification, I used School Admission Notifications Letter for Admission Letter. will i be disqualify?

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  • Samuel Akpan Says:
    May 10, 2016 07:57:51

    I must say this is a welcome development in uyo senatorial district, I pray God to protect and guard our senator, senator Bassey Albert Akpan aka OBA and give him ability to do more to salvage the suffering of Nigerian students from this part of the state from college drop out due to financial constraint.I want to also plead with the senator knowing too well that he is a father who has a listening ear for his children to please review the criteria in the area of age, pls sir age should not barrier some of US who are self spornsord and qualify for this assistance from you sir, for example am 27 years but still have two years left to complete my studies from university of uyo.I really need this help from sir to enable me scale through. God bless sen.OBA

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  • Sambo, Effiok Joshua Says:
    May 10, 2016 01:36:36

    Dear Admin, I'm commenting on the criterion " 25 years being the benchmark for applicants' qualification". I solicit for a reconsideration of this item in the criteria, reasons being that: 1. The likelihood of these young adults (those above 25 years) personally financing their academic bills as against those at 25 and below is high. They should be given positive consideration to equally benefit from this scheme, as it will reduce their work load on raising their much needed funding (as they go as much as using their academic time for menial jobs). 2. In developed nations, their counterparts are already settled in terms of their first and second degrees, some even operating with two masters' degrees. But even at this, they are still resilient in their educational pursuit, not giving up on their dreams. Another is the challenge of Learning in the same lecture halls with students much younger than them (some their junior students back in secondary school); but still the spirit of resilience keeps them above these torrents. I think this Education Grant will serve as an aid, a profound encouragement to their resilience. 3. One of the reasons the "dakarda project" was launched was for the indigenous people of Akwa Ibom State to rise up above mediocrity. And if these young adults have decided to live above mediocrity through education (And in the words of our own Nelson Mandela- "Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world"), I think they shouldn't be side lined from this timely intervention of our "human resource development" oriented leaders. Finally, I'm using this opportunity to applaud my Honourable Senator for having his people at heart. This shows indeed that the Government is closer to the people than the conventional way we knew it to be.

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  • Emma Peters Says:
    May 10, 2016 08:52:58

    Good evening sir, please, i write to respond the the fourth criteria used for disqualification mentioned above. With regards to certificate of origin that is not genuine, i wish to know if photocopy of certificate of origin is considered as not genuine too. I mentioned earlier in your facebook page with regards to why i had to post the photocopy C. O. O. that was because it wasnt handy and i needed to meet the deadline. Please, would the above outlined point disqualify me? Have met all the other requirements but just confused on that one. Thank you as i anticipate your reply.

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  • Faith Solomon Says:
    May 19, 2016 09:53:08

    Good morning Sir. Please I complained earlier that my name appeared twice in my Local Government Area. I don't think the problem was rectified, because now, I'm having two exam numbers. Please Sir, I plead that this problem be rectified so that it won't call for disqualification or any other problem. Thank you.

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  • Moses Says:
    May 24, 2016 11:37:33

    please sir I applied and I was shortlisted... but my details was not sent thorough my mail but phone..pls sir how do I go about printing out the invitation? thanks

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    • admin Says:
      May 24, 2016 11:29:08

      Dear Moses, If you were qualified but are yet to receive any notifications, it means you did not supply us correct details. Send an email ASAP to requests@senatoroba.org with the subject “invite” stating your details and issues. Those who have done so have started receiving their invites.

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  • Abasiama Akpan Says:
    May 26, 2016 11:13:51

    I have received the notification and ma name is on the list...but I can't print the letter out....because I have forgotten my email password...pls what should I do?

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