About 400 children of serving and deceased policemen and officers drawn from police secondary and primary schools nationwide are to receive the Inspector-General’s scholarships to cover their academic expenses this year.
Edo State Police Commissioner, Mr. Chris Ezike stated this when he presented the scholarship to six benefiting pupils drawn from two police schools in Benin City on Monday.
He said the two pupils were chosen for their high scores in the written test which was open to all children in police schools and colleges to contest.
“These were chosen for their excellent performance in a written test and they are receiving the award here because they could not travel to Abuja.”
The scholarship, according to the head of one of the schools which produced the scholars, Mrs Grace Omodoko, covers the children’s books, uniforms for their time in school as well as levies where necessary.
One of the parents, Mrs Pretty Alliu said she was excited that her child won the scholarship, adding that “I Thank God for the scholarship and I will say I am the happiest mother alive.”
The scholarship scheme, for which 370 pupils and students will benefit, according to ACP Olabisi Kolawole of the Force Public Relations, was instituted by the Inspector-General of Police, Mr. Solomon Arase, when he took office.
She said the scheme was primarily designed to sponsor talented children of serving and deceased police officers and men in schools to guarantee robust quality service delivery.

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