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Nigerian-American Recording Artist Establishes Scholarship Foundation


A Nigerian-American recording artist, Jidenna Mobisson yesterday
established a scholarship foundation at the Enugu State University of
Technology(ESUTH) in honour of his father, Professor Oliver Mobisson,
the inventor of the first Black Computer in Africa.
The late
Mobisson was a founding professor of the Anambra State University of
Technology now the Enugu State University of Science & Technology,
Nnamdi Azikiwe University and Ebonyi State University.
Speaking at
the occasion which took place at Auditorium of ESUT, Jidenna recalled
that when his father invented the computer, nobody believed that anybody
from Africa could achieve such feat.

He
pointed out that he decided to endow the scholarship foundation with
his sister to honour those that believe in excellence in Enugu State.
According
to him, the scholarship would be for the highest achieving third year
student in the Computer Engineering Department of ESUT.
Responding
to the gesture, the Vice Chancellor of ESUTH, Professor Luke Anike,
thanked Jidenna for tracing his root, saying they were happy that one of
their own came to join them.
He recalled that the late Mobisson
was a pioneer staff of the then Anambra State University of Science and
Technology(ASUTECH), adding that his records were their for everybody to
see.
He expressed hope that the foundation would motivate the
young people to excel, saying they were happy that such a thing happened
in the university.

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