A Philanthropist and Chancellor of Tansian University, Umunya in Anambra State, Professor Johnbosco Akam, has awarded scholarship to 101 indigenes who gained admission into various institutions of higher learning in Nigeria.
The scholarship was offered into two categories, partial and comprehensive irrespective of beneficiaries course of study.
Handing Over introductory letters to the beneficiaries at Our Lady of Waldenstein Education Centre, Uga, Anambra State, Prof Akam, said it was part of activities lined up to mark his 73rd birthday anniversary.
He added that the gesture which started in 1985 was intended to assist young people to access higher education and be exposed to the academic world.
“This is part of my contribution to give youths the opportunity to learn higher, aim higher and be exposed to the world. Education makes them to perform my good things in life so that their future will be bright,” Prof Akam said.
Chairman of the Education Foundation Board, Rev Fr Benjamin Ilobinso, said the beneficiaries emerged through written examination set to select intelligent youths who had already gained admission.
He noted that the sponsor of the scheme had been sustaining it annually since 1985 as his way of giving back to society.
The Catholic Bishop of Ekwulobia Diocese, Most Rev Peter Okpalaeke, praised the effort of the sponsor for giving hope to the seemingly hopeless students to actualize their academic pursuit.
He, then, enjoined the beneficiaries to redouble their academic effort to justify the privilege and investment made on their behalf.
Some of the beneficiaries including Chibok Onyemaechi, Chukwudi Ogbonna, Jacinta Nwafor and Chinenye Mocha thanked their benefactor for touching their lives through the scheme and prayed for God’s blessing and abundant reward to him.
Source: Voice of Nigeria