4 First Class Graduates Get Anambra Gov Scholarship
Anambra State Governor, Mr Peter Obi has awarded scholarship to four indigenous students of the state who bagged first class degrees in various disciplines in tertiary institutions.
Announcing the scholarship, Obi said that his government had made it a policy to encourage hard work by rewarding any citizen of the state who made a first class.
This, he said, would help to motivate secondary school students and fasten the speed of the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals, (MDGs) which is the major trust of his government.
The Governor, who was speaking at Ekwueme Square where he gave out 80 busses to public and missionary schools in the state in an event tagged ‘the final push’ said his government was working hard to bequeath a lasting legacy in the education sector before leaving office.
Obi also assured that before January of 2014, his government would have fully delivered buses, computers and power generating sets to all the public and missionary schools in the state, to uplift the standard of education.
Earlier in her remark, the state commissioner for education, Dr Uju Okeke hailed Obi for what he described as an unparalleled interest in the state’s education sector.
She disclosed that Monday’s event brought to 300 the number of busses so far distributed to schools in Anambra State.
The four students who bagged the N1 million worth of scholarship are- Miss Ezue Cynthia Chinnenye and Miss Muojekwu Angela of Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, Mister Uchenna Nze of Tantian University and Miss Lucy Chidinma of Nnamdi Azikiwe University , Awka.
In a remark, the Chairman, House Committee on Education, in the Anambra State House of Assembly, Hon Rita Maduabum described Obi as a gift to Anambra people.
She added that the Governor had exhibited a rare spirit by working towards the development of the State even three months to the end of his tenure.