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NGO Empowers 3, 921 Indigent Students With Scholarship In South West

 

Some of the beneficiaries at the event

ABEOKUTA - About three thousand, nine hundred and twenty-one applicants were on Thursday empowered by Scholarship Aids Initiatives with scholarship.


The Initiative, a Non-governmental organization gave out the scholarship to the beneficiaries at its 2020 Stakrholders' Forum and presentation of Award held at Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library (OOPL), Abeokuta, Ogun state. 


The African Regional President, Dr. Oluwatosin Adebayo in his welcome speech noted that the initiatives of the scholarship was to make sure children of the masses whose parent can not conveniently afford to send them to higher institutions of learning due to financial constrain.


 He noted that, the organization mission was to make education more easy for the less privileged in the society by assisting students towards their careers, adding that many students drop out of school as a result of financial problem.


"Our mission is to look into all the menaces and took it upon ourselves to see that those who are willing to study among these children gain admission to study the course of their choice in the university without having to seat for Joint Admission Matriculation Board Examination (JAMB) and also not changing their career which may end up to change their destiny.


"The mission of this organization as a Non-governmental organization is to make education become easy for the less privileged ones in the society by assisting students towards their career. 


"Many Brilliant and intelligent children are on the street today hawking,some are into some illegal activities due to financial crisis," he said.


In her submission, the National Programme Coordinator, Scholarship Aid Initiative, Dr. Oluwafunmilola Oluwatosin while speaking on the theme "Covid-19 The Effect On Nigeria Education System" said the pandemic has affected the educational system all over the world, but the developed countries of the world were able to face the challenge in such a way that students learning was not affected.


"But in the case of Nigeria academic learning could not continue due to so many factors that are always refer to as 'Nigerian Factor' such as poor electricity supply, poor network, inadequate internet facilities, financial problem and even high level of illiteracy."


She however commended private schools that were able to adopt the new normal of learning.


"They were able to shift learning from the four walls of the classroom to digital world. Digital learning therefore  became the new normal in their educational system. Unfortunately, in our case Nigeria academic learning could not continue due to so many factors that we always refer to as 'Nigeria Factor' such as poor electricity supply, poor network, inadequate internet facilities, financial problem and even high level of illiteracy.


"Inspite of these challenges, our students' academic work never stopped."


The beneficiaries cut across Southwest states. 

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