According to the Nation, the 53 students received the scholarship at the maiden Students’ Union Scholarship Disbursement event.
Speaking during the disbursement event, the union president, David Pine, said the scholarship scheme was designed to support brilliant indigent students in the university.
The Vice-Chancellor of the institution, Prof A.R. Kimbir, who was represented by Dr Mark Timepraised the students union for their initiative while urging the beneficiaries to use the grant for academic purposes in order to justify their selection for the scheme.
FUAM among universities banned from offering Law
However, the Federal University of Agriculture, Makurdi is one of the special universities banned by the Federal Government from offering Law and Accounting.
On Sunday, January 8, 2017, the Federal Government issued a directive forbidding 13 universities from offering Law and Accounting courses.
The affected Universities of Agriculture include Federal University of Agriculture Abeokuta (FUNAAB), Federal University of Agriculture Makurdi (FUAM), and Michael Okpara University of Agriculture Umudike (MOUAU).