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NGO offers scholarship to 2 children at Durumi

President and Executive Director of the organisation, Mrs Patience Uhunamure, said the scholarship will be up to secondary level and can be reviewed further.Speaking when…

President and Executive Director of the organisation, Mrs Patience Uhunamure, said the scholarship will be up to secondary level and can be reviewed further.
Speaking when she led a delegation of OSCIN, including the national coordinator, Wale Elekolusi, to the palace of Esu Durumi, Chief Danjuma Tanko Anyidadubo, Uhunamure said the scholarship scheme will be extended to all the indigenous communities of the FCT and that she started at Durumi due to her experience when she lived there.
“I lost my mother at a tender age and was assisted by my elder sister’s husband before I came to live in Durumi where I went to work and sponsored my education and those of my siblings. This NGO was founded and registered with CAC two years ago and one of the primary aims was to return many of Nigerian children back to school. It is unfortunate for Nigeria to have about 10.5 million children of her population, according to UN and UNESCO, out of school,” she said.
Chief Anyidadubo in company of some of the council members commended Uhunamure and her delegation for the gesture.
“If individuals and groups have been complementing government efforts like this, I too would have been better off educationally and the society would also have greatly benefitted too. I am happy that government in FCT is also renovating our schools. I sat on the floor but our children are sitting on chairs now,” he said.
A cabinet member of the community, Mr. Jezhi Kazowu, expressed joy over the scholarship gesture and urged the group to increase the two slots of the community and also to review the duration of the scholarship to university level.

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