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AGBOR-NIGIDI ABUJA CHAPTER GIVES SECONDARY STUDENTS WAEC, NECO SCHOLARSHIP

Jun 7, 2024

AGBOR-NIGIDI ABUJA CHAPTER GIVES SECONDARY STUDENTS WAEC, NECO SCHOLARSHIPS

By Nicholas Ebegboni

On Thursday, May 30, 2024, an apex socio-cultural group, known as, Agbor Nigidi Association, Abuja chapter gave cash scholarship to two students each from Ime-Obi and Ihu-yase Secondary Schools respectively in Agbor, Delta State, as part of the group’s target to give cash support for the National Examination Council (NECO) and West African Examination Council (WEAC) examination registration to two best students in fifteen select secondary schools in Agbor.

The delegation which was led by Barr.  George Ogbormeh the Vice Chairman of Agbor-nigidi, Abuja while speaking to newsmen noted that the scholarship is meant for Agbor indigenes and based on merit. He stated that the criterion for their selection was based on their academic performance.

According to him, “We have been doing this for over five years now. This is to subsidize for their WAEC fees and to add values to lives. I believe that we have been able to put smile on their faces. Apart from giving WAEC scholarship, we have also carried several humanitarian activities like free medical outreach, skill acquisition programs, various type of empowerment and so on.

Whatever we do as a body is for the development of Agbor kingdom and its people.

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He said, ‘We are targeting 15 government secondary schools in Agbor. The scholarship covers only Agbor indigenes. This is to encourage them to keep up with their academic performance.

“We also use this medium to encourage all students especially the male students to be serious with academics; our statistics shows only female students are benefitting from the scholarship; The boys should wake up,

“For the beneficiaries, they should not relent in their academic pursuit, because the sky is their starting point”.

On their parts, the principals of the two schools, Lady S. B. Osemene and Mr. Charles Chukwuka lauded the efforts of the Association, saying that they have done well, praying God to keep blessings them in all areas of life.

Speaking on behalf of the beneficiaries, Miss Peace Innocent expressed gratitude to God and the association for their kindness towards them, positing that they are overwhelmed with joy. She prayed God to keep protecting and replenishing every member of the association in all spheres of life.

Ime-Obi secondary school beneficiaries are Miss Etuoku Bella, Miss Odia Stella, while Ihu-Iyase Secondary School beneficiaries include Miss Peace Innocent and Miss Friday Favour.

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