Newspaper Report: 22 students receive scholarship in Anambra

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22 students receive scholarship in Anambra

By: Odogwu Emeka Odogwu (The Authority Newspaper)

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April 4th, 2018

Twenty-two (22) students of senior and junior secondary schools of Omambala area have received scholarship grants from the president of Onyebuchi Chris Ifediora (OCI) Foundation, Dr Chris Ifediora, a medical practitioner based in Australia.

Twelve (12) outstanding senior secondary school students emerged from the state government owned schools in Anambra East LGA; while ten outstanding junior secondary schools students from Community High School, Nsugbe, the hometown of the donor.

Speaking at the presentation ceremony at Aguleri, Anambra East Local Government Area, the chairman, Post Primary Schools service commission, Awka, Lady Joy Ulasi called on wealthy citizens of Anambra state to join hands in funding education to give our children a brighter future.

Lady Ulasi commended the donor for taking the bold step to empower and encourage intelligent students of Anambra East local Government Area of Anambra and urged the award recipients to work harder as hard work pays.

Speaking on behalf of the traditional rulers of Anambra East Council Area, Igwe Alex Edozieuno of Mkpu Nando community noted that the Dr Chris Ifediora has used his wealth to support educational development of his area and urged other well endowed people of the area to emulate him.

Also speaking the traditional ruler of Nsugbe, Igwe victor Ntorka expressed gratitude with the development which he said will enhance the capacity of the youths of Otuocha zone to realize their dreams and urged the students to continue striving for excellence to retain their championship.

Earlier, the Legal Adviser of the OCI foundation, Barr. Onyechi Ononye who presented the address of the donor, Dr Chris Ifediora said the Scheme benefits mainly the Omambala students because the area has been an academically neglected in the state, adding that the scheme would be subsequently expanded to reach the three local Government Areas in Otuocha zone and Anambra state at large.

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