In a bid to ensure that the best candidates are selected for scholarship, Dufil Prima Foods plc, makers of Indomie Instant Noodles has announced the seating of the panel of judges for the sixth edition of its corporate social responsibility initiative on education–Indomie M.Sc Nutrition Scholarship Awards. This has resulted in the selection and adjudication of 12 qualified candidates from the numerous entries collated from different parts of the nation.
Commenting on this development, Tope Ashiwaju, public relations manager, Dufil Prima Foods, said that the panel of judges is credible people with proven integrity and their level of proficiency in the field of Dietetics and Nutrition and other related fields has brought about ideas to reach informed decisions that has led to the selection of the 12 awardees.”
“I am pleased to announce once again that another creed of veteran scholars have sat to ascertain the 12 deserving Nigerians for the 2012/2013 session on the Indomie M.Sc Nutrition Scholarship Awards. It is also worthy of note that the scope has been expanded to achieve more national coverage.
The members of the panel for this year include: D.A Ameh, professor, Department of Biochemistry, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria; Onot Ekpe, Department of Biochemistry, University of Calabar, professor and chairperson, Admissions Committee, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB); and Oluseye Onabanjo of the Department of Dietetics and Nutrition, FUNAAB.
Ashiwaju further revealed that the selection phase of the 2013 edition by the Dufil-Nutrition Awards Committee recorded over 200 entries, out of which 62 candidates were carefully selected having met the initial requirements before undergoing the last stage of screening in which the judges selected 12 finalists in consonance with the set criteria for selection.
Also speaking on the Scholarship Award, Babatunde Oguntona, co-ordinator of the programme, testified to the fair and eligible process in which the committee of judges arrived at the 12 finalists. He further stressed that the criteria for this selection was strictly adhered to, and it was through this means that the 12 finalists emerged.
“The panel of judges for the 2012/2013 Indomie M.Sc Nutrition Scholarship Award selected these 12 finalists using certain specified criteria. As part of the criteria for eligibility, the candidate must be a Nigerian with qualification in any Nutrition related course at the degree or post graduate level within the age range of 20 – 35years.