About 1,205 students are benefiting from the 2014 MTN Foundation Scholarship. This is according to the director of the foundation, Mr. Dennis Okoro. He also disclosed that successful students from the western part of the country would at a ceremony scheduled to hold in Lagos on December 9 2014, receive their scholarship awards from MTN Foundation.
Read the full details of the news as reported by LeadershipNG:
MTN Gives Scholarships To 170 Blind Students, Lagos Awards to hold Dec., 9th
No fewer than 170 blind students, and another 176 most brilliant students undergoing courses in science and technology in tertiary institutions in Imo State have benefited from the scholarship scheme initiated by the MTN Foundation.
According to the director of the foundation, Mr. Dennis Okoro, about 1,205 students in tertiary institutions across the country would benefit from such awards.
He disclosed this at the weekend during the 5th MTNF science and technology scholarship and 3rd MTNF scholarship scheme for the blind students held at the Federal University of Technology Owerri (FUTO).
One of the recipients of the science and technology scholarship award, Michael Chike Egbuna, is the son of the director general of the Imo Broadcasting Corporation (IBC), Mrs. Esther Obong Egbuna.
According to Okoro, the foundation had concluded plans to be in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory, where successful students from the northern part of the country would be given similar awards.
He further said that successful students from the western part of the country would at a ceremony scheduled to hold in Lagos on December 9 2014, receive their scholarship awards.
He explained that the exercise was meant to celebrate academic excellence among students who had worked extremely hard and who had unquestionably deserved an opportunity to continue to pursue their dreams for higher education.
In his speech at the occasion, the vice chancellor of FUTO, Professor Chigozie Asiabaka, represented by the dean, Student Affairs, Maximus Offor, enjoined MTN not to relent in its good work, while also urging the telecommunications giant not to introduce politics in the selection of the beneficiaries.
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