Ekweremadu’s Foundation doles out N38.5 million in Scholarship

By Tony Edike on 15/10/2017

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon

Views: 862

Senator Ike Ekweremadu
Senator Ike Ekweremadu

The Ikeoha Foundation a non-governmental and non-profit organisation established by the Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, has doled out the sum of N38.5 million in scholarships and bursary awards to undergraduates of Enugu State.

The Foundation also graduated 197 adult leaners under the Ikeoha Foundation Adult Education Programme.

Presenting the cheques to the various beneficiaries during the Ikeoha Foundation Adult Literacy Day and 2016/2017 Scholarship and Bursary Award ceremony at the Udi Council headquarters, Enugu State, at the weekend, Senator Ekweremadu said that this year’s Scholarship and Bursary awards were unique as they had been extended to the less privileged, but intelligent undergraduates in the entire Enugu State.

Giving the breakdown, Ekweremadu, who is the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Foundation, said 18 undergraduates in their first year of study drawn from across the State received full scholarships in the sum of N400,000 each, while 300 undergraduates at different levels of study got N40,000 each in bursary awards.

The Senator said his efforts at human capital development, especially on the auspices of the Foundation, which he founded with his wife in 2007 while serving as the pioneer Chairman of Aninri Local Government Council, was a way of giving back to the society, which made his rise to prominence possible.

He said:  “All my modest achievments, rise, and mandate to speak at the National Assembly were made possible by our people. So it’s time to give back.

“I could not have been where I am today without the power of education. It liberated me to speak anywhere and with anybody in any part of the world without feeling intimidated.

“Therefore, it gives my family joy to see that some people, whose parents had to sell lands for them to go to school now have some help. The greatest empowerment you can give to any human being is education because it is the barrier breaker and equaliser between the rich and the poor. I hope that one day some of these beneficiaries will continue with the efforts of the Foundation”.

On the adult education programme, he said: “Our determination to also ensure that those of us who did not have the opportunity to gain formal education earlier in life are not left out is because we want to show that it is never too late to go to school. I pray that these adult learners would take up positions of authority in no distant time”.

Ekweremadu noted that the Adult Education Programme, which started in 2009 had grown from 22 study centres to 36 states in 2017 and had graduated 12,650 students, while 2,415 were still at various levels of study.

The event also witnessed the donation of economic empowerment items.

Posted 15/10/2017 9:07:02 PM

 

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon


 

You may also like...
Israel cancels controversial plan to deport African migrants...

Anambra is broken and needs to be fixed...

Prince Arthur Eze canvasses support for Buhari, Ugwuanyi...

Controversial statement: IG declares Babangida’s spokesman, Afegbua, wanted...

ASUU strike: Senate intervention ends in deadlock

Hoodlums set Imo APC Secretariat ablaze

Alleged Fund Diversion: FG files amended charges against...

Restructure to save Nigeria, South, Middle Belt leaders...

Kidnapping: How I paid €223,000 ransom to Evans...

Fulani killings: Oduduwa youths call for Buhari’s resignation...

2nd term: Enugu East endorses Ugwuanyi

Army rescues 149 women, children from Boko Haram...

 

Latest News Killings: Buhari thanks Nigerians for understanding, support At least 19 JOHESU members injured in auto crash Entire 34 Catholic bishops in Chile resign en-masse Fayose to Buhari: You can’t rig Ekiti polls, my people will resist you Governor plunges into river while taking selfie on newly-built bridge Bishop, Minister fight over Ekwueme’s missing £200,000 medical bill refund Taraba Killings: Danjuma’s allegations baseless, says Buratai Why I want to be APC chairman –Oshiomhole NDLEA impounds tonnes of Tramadol at Lagos airport Lady pays SARS bribe electronically, sends details to Police boss NNPC, NPA, FIRS, others failed to remit N526bn, $21bn –NEC FG, states, others diverted N320bn Natural Resources Fund – Dogara

 

Most Read NAFDAC eases processes, cost of registering products for MSMEs (5,750 views) Full Text of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi’s 2016 Budget Speech (3,801 views) Ex-Heads of State will protect Jonathan from persecution —Kukah (3,425 views) IPOB: ‘We need urgent clarifications on Nnamdi Kanu’s status, whereabouts’, UK Govt tells FG (3,205 views) ASUU strike: Senate intervention ends in deadlock (3,160 views) Ex-governor Adebayo, Keyamo, Arise, others get board appointments (2,629 views) Nigeria ripe for Restructuring Now – Nwodo in Chatham House (2,382 views) Quit notice: Kaduna Govt obtains bench warrant against Northern youths (2,328 views) Buhari has disappointed Nigerians – Arewa Youth Forum (2,266 views) Ugwuanyi commends FG’s siting of ICT University in Enugu (2,258 views) Anambra: INEC releases 37 candidates for Nov poll (2,170 views) Chime not owner of Enugu Mall – Spar (1,936 views)

 

SECTIONS NEWS (51) EDITORIAL (3) POLITICS (264) SOCIETY (93) SPORTS (5) BUSINESS (133) HEALTH (10) EDUCATION (11) INTERNATIONAL (19) ENTERTAINMENT (4) TECHNOLOGY (0) COLUMNISTS (0) LETTERS (0) OPINION (7)

 

 

Julius Agwu - Crazy Interview Demands