Egbin Power Plc has awarded scholarships to 17 indigent students drawn from the three communities of Ipakan, Ijede and Egbin.
The students were the finalists from the over 200 students who participated in the programme.
At the award ceremony, the Head, Support Services, Egbin Power Plc, Kayode Ayeni, said: “Egbin Power Plc started this scholarship programme since 2015 for indigent students. Since then, it has been one good news after another. Some of the past beneficiaries are in the universities.
“For this year’s edition, over 200 students participated in the keenly contested process and these students have distinguished themselves by scaling through the hurdles and we are presenting the scholarship to them.
“The scholarship covers schooling costs, including tuition, textbooks, school uniforms and each of them is also going home with an educational tablet. In addition, the overall best, 10 year-old Ridwanullahi Sharafa, is going home with a brand new laptop.
“The programme is scheduled in a way that participants benefited. The over 200 that took part at the pre-test stage went home with educational materials and goodie bags, while the 65 that were selected for the bootcamp were also given school materials, including bags, puzzle games, shirts and writing materials.”
Ayeni continued: “As a responsible corporate organisation, we know that the peaceful operations we enjoy is due to the support and collaboration of the host communities and we shall continue to do more to lubricate the wheel of good relationship” he said.
The Programme Coordinator, Mr. Olufemi Ayandokun, said this year’s theme is centred on reshaping the future of the youngsters, who are the future leaders of the nation.
“All of the activities at the bootcamp were designed with the goal of transforming the participants’ mindsets and preparing them to become unstoppable champions. Egbin Power is intentional about changing lives and raising pacesetters” he said.
Sharafa, who doubles as the President of the scholarship class, said: “The journey started in April, last year. I will like to thank Egbin Power Plc for its commitment towards our development. I will also like to appreciate the scholarship board for their efforts at the bootcamp.’’