Eleven Masters Degree students of Food and Nutrition related disciplines have been awarded the Dufil Prima Foods Plc, makers of Indomie's 2012 MSC Nutrition Scholarship.
According to the company's Public Relations Manager, Mr. Tope Asiwaju the gesture is to enthuse specialization in Nutrition and Dietetics, so that the awardees can impact largely and influence the society on Nutrition consciousness.
The 4-year old scholarship scheme is a nationally represented initiative of Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB) in partnership with the Dufil Prima Foods Plc with specific terms laid for qualification.
According to Prof. Tunde Oguntona, Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, FUNAAB and Coordinator of the programme, "The programme started 4years ago with the initiative of people from University of Agriculture Abeokuta, the proposal was given to different companies but while all of them were interested theoretically, it is only Indomie that looked at it and appreciated it and decided to go into partnership."
"Through a critical selection process, we have winners from the 6 geo-political zones, because earlier we had stated in the proposal that we are going to have two representatives from each geo-political zones. Any Nigerian can apply, he said.
"The basic terms specify that whatever you have must satisfy the entry into MSC programme in a Nigerian university but it has to be in cognate discipline which include: Nutrition, Dietetics, Home Economics, Bio-Chemistry, Food Science."