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Foundation awards N1m bursary to 25 students

27 September 2013, 14:24

Offa -The Adesiyun-Olafimihan Foundation in Offa, Kwara, on Friday awarded scholarship worth N1 million to 25 students in secondary and tertiary institutions.

The scholarship award, which is the 11th edition, was organised to mark the posthumous birthday of the foundation’s founder, Felicia Adesiyun.

Felicia Bello, the Chairperson of the foundation, described the award as laudable, saying that many of the beneficiaries were now occupying positions of trust across the country.

"There is no gainsaying the fact that this award has lived up to its expectation and we commend the founder for initiating the bursary award.

"Many of the beneficiaries of the award, since its inception 10 years ago, have graduated from their various institutions and are now in positions of trust across the country,” she said.

Bello urged the recipients to make judicious use of the money, while functioning as good ambassadors of the foundation.

"This is the only way to achieve the objective for which the scheme was established,” she said.

Veronica Olafimihan, a member of the foundation’s Board of Trustees, also urged the recipients to eschew violence and other anti-social vices so as to enable them to excel in their academic pursuits.

She also urged parents to always be alive to their responsibilities by closely monitoring the activities of their children.

Olafimihan commended the children of the initiator of the scholarship scheme for sustaining the legacy and urged them to continue with the spirit.

Speaking on behalf of the beneficiaries, Emmanuel Omoropo thanked the foundation for the scholarship award, saying that it would go a long way in alleviating their problems.


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