The West African Ceramics Limited (WACL) has offered a post graduate scholarship to three students of the Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka in Anambra State.
At the presentation of the scholarship during the convocation ceremony of the university recently, the Managing Director of WACL, Bhaskar Rao, who was represented said the Award was instituted to fund Postgraduate Degree in Architecture for three graduating students.
He said the scholarship is a strategic attempt by the organisation to contribute to human development in Nigeria.
“The foundation of any modern and progressive society is a skilled and motivated workforce. Contributing to building a skilled human capital base is one of the most important ways we can contribute to Nigeria’s development and we are proud to be a business passionate about this,” he said.
He noted that the scholarship afforded the firm an opportunity to invest in people who will build the future of the country.
“Architectural designs define a people and their culture. If we look around the world, we see masterpieces like the Roman Coliseum, Notre Dame, the Empire State Building, Sydney Opera House and the Taj Mahal to mention a few. With this scholarship award, we are investing in people who will build a Nigeria that will be more beautiful and inspiring,” he noted.
Agatha Samuel, a female beneficiary of the scheme from Ebonyi State said: “I am very passionate about stemming the tide of building collapse in Nigeria and the knowledge I will gain from my Postgraduate study will be immensely beneficial in realising my passion.”
For, Okudo Patrick Chibueze from Anambra State, the offer was overwhelming. “I am hopeful that after my MSc programme, I will start a landscaping firm to create an environment that will be beautiful and inspiring,” he said.