Nigerian-American artiste, Jidenna Mobisson have endowed a scholarship in Enugu State University of Science and Technology (ESUT), named after his late father, Professor Oliver Mobisson.
The late Professor whobwas one of the pioneer lecturers at old Anambra State University of Science and Technology (ASUTECH), the parent University of ESUT worked with other Professors in the Department of Computer Science and students to invent the ASUTECH computer; the first commercially produced personal computer in West Africa.
Addressing guests at the scholarship endowment ceremony at ESUT permanent site Agbani on Sunday, Jidenna Mobisson recalled that when his father invented a personal computer, nobody believed that an African could do such a thing.
He worked with professors and students of this institution to create the first commercially produced personal computer, here in this university.
My sister Nneka and I want to honour those who made sure that things were done here. So, in honour of those people, my sister and I are going to endow a scholarship in Computer Engineering. The scholarship will be given to the best student in third year.
This will be done in honour of those who are making sure things are done in Enugu.