Ekweremadu Foundation Splashes N38.5M Scholarship on Indigent Students

As parts of its empowerment programmes for underprivileged youths who cannot afford to pay their school fees, the Ikeoha Foundation, a non-governmental organisation founded by the Deputy Senate President, Chief Ike Ekweremadu has awarded scholarships and bursaries worthN38 million to students in different higher institutions in the country.

Application for scholarship award was thrown open to first year students in universities in Nigeria only while application for bursary award was thrown open to students in penultimate and final year in polytechnics and universities in Nigeria.

Eighteen of the students from the different institutions received four hundred thousand naira{N400,000} as scholarship each while three hundred {300} indigent students received fourthly thousand{N40,000} each to support their education.

Speaking at the weekend at the Ikeoha Foundation Adult Literacy Day and 2016/2017 Scholarship and Bursary Award Ceremony held at Udi Council Headquarters , Ekweremadu said though the cost of financing the programmes was becoming worrisome, he would continue to appeal to God to provide funds.

While appreciating those that have have continued to contribute to the success of the event, the Deputy Senate President of Nigeria assured that he would continue to do his best to sustain the programmes as part of efforts to support education.

He thanked the almighty GOD for making the event a success and for providing the resources for the foundation to thrive.

He described the Foundation day that features many activities including spelling bees, cultural dances, match past, recitations, among others by the Adult Literacy Students of the foundation as a very important day for him and Thanked God for enabling to stand for hours to participate in the programme every year.

Ekweremadu said since the society has been nice to him, he believes that the event was one of the ways to give back and reassured that he would continue to give back to the society through the event for the good of the people.

The Deputy Senate while emphasizing on the importance of education, said he could not have gotten to the stage he is in the society without education, adding that they want to show that that it will never be late to go to school.

He congratulated the young boys and girls that benefit from the bursary and scholarship and advised them to make good use of the opportunity.

Ekweremadu further assured that they would continue to support indigent students that are brilliant despite their economic situations in their homes and encouraged the beneficiaries to go back to school and prove themselves.

One of the beneficiaries, Akagworow Cynthia Ukamaka, who spoke on behalf of others, said she was so happy and prayed God to bless Ekeremadu.

He promised that with the financial assistance, they would do their best in their academics in their institutions.


Source: Leadership

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