By Jonathan Ugbal
Twenty pupils of Sacred Heart Primary School, Bedia in Obudu local government area of Cross River State are to benefit from the maiden edition of the Major Simon Stephen Adugba Agba’s Foundation scholarship scheme.
“This gesture is in line with the foundation’s vision to see every child educated as every child has the inalienable right to education and willing children should be encouraged to do so at all cost” a statement from the Board of the Foundation made available to CrossRiverWatch read.
The statement, signed by one of the foundation trustees, Agba Jalingo said the scholarship which is part of activities marking the 25th anniversary of the passing away of the late Major SSA Agba (MON) rtd. will see the students randomly selected with the number scheduled to increase in the coming sessions.
“It is saddening to know that hundreds of thousands of pupils are been chased away by school authorities for their inability to pay fees which most times cost just a bottle, can or tin of beverage. This has to stop as these kids are the future of the world.
“In the foundations bid to uphold the virtues of the Late Major SSA Agba (MON) rtd, we will begin with 20 pupils in Bedia community, Obudu local government area of northern Cross River State with the view of growing this number subsequently” the statement also added.
The statement further disclosed that the authorities of the school have been duly contacted and they are already working with the foundation to meet the list of the pupils based on the conditions that the board of the foundation outlined which include academic performance and evidence that the kids are truly indigent.
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