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Umeh awards scholarships to 118 students in Anambra

Senator Representing Anambra Central senatorial zone, Senator Victor Umeh, has called on students to be diligent with their studies in order to achieve greater heights in life.

Umeh gave the counsel weekend at his country home, Aguluzoigbo in Anaocha local government area during the award of scholarships to 118 indigent students in Anambra State.

The award was part of the annual Umeh Education foundation Scholarship Scheme and the beneficiaries were drawn from post-primary, tertiary and post-graduate educational divides in all the 21 local government areas of the state.

Speaking at the event, the Chairman of the foundation Reverend Father Val Uzoezie said that over the years the foundation had empowered more than 5,000 students in the state.

He noted the foundation had started this educational project by giving #5,000 monthly stipend to each student for the period of two years, adding that it was later increased to N10,000.

“But presently, each recipient goes home with a prize money of N20,000 each.” The Clergy stated.

Uzoezie commended Victor Umeh for promoting education, amongst his people that could not afford the inherent expenses of training somebody in school, stressing that it would be a veritable tool for the youths to achieve their academic goals.

The state auditor of APGA and the National secretary, Senator Victor Umeh support group, Hon. Nchekwube Tony Dunga, lauded the senator for his consistency in developing the human resources through the scheme, called on other well-meaning individuals in the society to emulate him.

In his response, Umeh, who was the former National Chairman of APGA, said that his passion for education was to eliminate the prevailing high rate of illiteracy within our system due to the socio- economic shortfalls.

“Sound education of the populace propelled me to institute the scholarship scheme which is now over a decade. It is imperative to develop the academic potential of the students who will in turn give back the good fruits to their parents and society at large.” Umeh noted.

Miss Nneka Ilochi, a beneficiary of the scholarship at an advanced stage of her PhD program, and Master Osae Cleopas, a Nigeria-born Ghanaian secondary school student also under the scheme thanked the benefactor, Senator Umeh, and pledged to accomplish the vision of the scholarship programme.

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