Five students of the Bayelsa State Government-owned University of Africa Toru-Orua, UAT, have received the Vice-Chancellor’s High Flyers Award in cash prizes. The cash awards for matriculating students with the highest JAMB scores, of between Ten to Fifty Thousand Naira, were presented to them during the 2022/2023 matriculation ceremony of University of Africa Toru-Orua on Friday, 2nd June, 2023. While presenting the cash prizes, the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Kingston Nyamapfene, said the idea was rooted in reward for academic excellence, which is a pillar of the University of Africa. He charged the matriculants to dedicate themselves to utilising various learning opportunities offered by UAT to broaden their knowledge-base for career advancement after graduation. The Vice-Chancellor further noted that the University of Africa Toru-Orua will continue to equip its students with the right skills and technological competences for national development and global competitiveness. Professor Kingston Nyamapfene commended the efforts of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Academic, Professor Barclays Ayakoroma, for introducing strategies that have boosted the student population and strengthened the institutionalisation of UAT core values. A father, Mr. Obinna Edemobi, who accompanied his matriculating son in the Department of History and International Studies, eulogised the management of UAT, for its uniqueness and innovative approach to giving students the right grooming; while his son, Mr. Chimejitem Obinna, expressed his desire to graduate with a First Class. About one thousand matriculants subscribed to the oath of allegiance and were admitted into the University of Africa Toru-Orua for various degree programmes