Idumu-Obior Global Foundation For Empowerment Enrols Ten SS3 Students Of Igbodo Community For Next Year’s WAEC & NECO Examinations

A Non Governmental Organization, Idumu-Obior Global Foundation for Empowerment (IGFE), has undertaken to enrol ten SS3 students for next year’s WAEC and NECO examinations.

The students, who were selected for the scholarship from secondary schools within the Igbodo community in Ika North East local government area of Delta State, were unveiled at the formal launch of the Foundation on Sunday at Igbodo.

In his remarks on the occasion, the Chairman, Board of Trustees of the Foundation, Mr. Lawrence Anyasi, said though the NGO was home – based, it had a global outlook, with the major aim of empowering sons and daughters of the community at home and abroad, especially in the areas of poverty alleviation, education and skills acquisition.

Mr Anyasi, who was represented by the alternate BoT Chairman, Mr Victor Iloba, said the era of expecting the government to cater to the developmental needs of communities was gone, stressing that communal effort was the way to go in the present day Nigeria.

He stated that the organization would not stop at enrolling the ten students for their external examinations, but also follow up with monitoring their academic performance to ensure that the privilege was not abused.

The Chairman on the occasion, Dr Victor Ebenuwa; the Chief Launcher, Mr. Uzoma Azikiwe, SAN and the Iyase of Igbodo kingdom, thanked IGFE for its laudable initiative and charged the beneficiaries to take their studies seriously to justify the good intentions of the NGO.

On the criteria for the selection of the beneficiaries, the Legal Adviser of the organization, Barr. Justin Nwaeke, said the students were considered deserving of the scholarship by their schools, expressing optimism that they would live up to expectations.

In separate interviews, the students thanked the Idumu-Obior Global Foundation for Empowerment for taking the burden of enrolling for WAEC and NECO examinations off the shoulders of their parents and promised to pass the exams in flying colours.

The ceremony featured several side attractions, including cultural dances.

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