A non-profit organisation, Onyebuchi Chris Ifediora (OCI) Foundation has awarded scholarships to 52 indigent junior and senior secondary school students in Anambra to assist them to achieve their academic goals.
According to NAN, the beneficiaries were selected from various public schools in Anambra East, Anambra West and Ayamelum Local Government Areas under the foundation’s Ifedioramma Okafor Memorial Secondary School Academic (IFOMSSA) Awards.
Presenting the awards on Tuesday at Fr. Joseph Memorial Secondary School, Aguleri in Anambra East Local Government Area, OCI Founder, Dr Chris Ifediora said the annual event was the fourth in series.
Ifediora, who was represented by the Legal Adviser to the Foundation, Mr Steve Ononye, said a total of 124 students had so far benefited from the scholarship scheme since 2017.
“The beneficiaries all underwent a one-off examination called the IFOMSSA Challenge, which was held on Jan. 27 before they were selected.
“The 37 Junior Award winners are all Nsugbe indigenes enrolled at the Community High School, Nsugbe while the 15 senior category beneficiaries were selected across the three Local Governments Areas, ” he said.
Ifediora said the aim of implementing the awards was to motivate young ones and spur students from the Omambala Area of Anambra toward the attainment of greater academic successes.
NAN reported that 15 beneficiaries for the senior category received N30, 000 each to augment their WAEC and NECO fees while the 37 junior students got N5,000 each for their Junior WAEC fees.