Nigerian-American Recording Artist Establishes Scholarship Foundation

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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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