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CSR: Egbin Power awards scholarship to14 indigents children

CSR: Egbin Power awards scholarship to 14 host communities children

*** To extend scholarship awards to  university in future

CSR: Egbin Power awards scholarship to14 indigents childre

Beneficiary of Egbin Power Scholarship programme 2023, Anthonia Nkwogu; CEO of Egbin Power Plc, Mokhtar Bounour; Scholarship beneficiary, Ridwanullahi Sharafa; Administrator, Powerfield Group of Schools, Ngozi Emezue; Scholarship beneficiary, Mosuro Rhoda and Head of Corporate Communications and Branding, Egbin Power Plc, Felix Ofulue, at the presentation of scholarship awards to beneficiaries held at Egbin Power Plc, Lagos.

 

By Yusuf Yunus

 

As part of its commitment towards improving pupils education within the host communities,the Nigeria’s largest power generation company, Egbin Power Plc has awarded educational scholarships to 14 children within its host communities as part of the company’s continued promotion to academic excellence.

Mr Mokhtar Bounour, Chief Executive Officer, Egbin Power Plc, said the award was part of the company’s gradual achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the host communities through its scholarship programme.

Bounour said, on Wednesday in Lagos, that the company’s 8th edition of annual scholarship to host communities would be sustained effectively moving forward.

The Genco boss, during the presentation of awards to beneficiaries of the scholarship, reiterated its commitment to education in line with Sustainable Development Goal (SDGs) 4 that “aims to ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.”

He said that the beneficiaries in this year’s edition, drawn from public schools in the host communities – Egbin, Ijede and Ipakan – were presented with the scholarship awards which covers all school expenses, including tuition, textbooks, and school uniforms in addition to other educational items.

Bounour, explained that education remains the bedrock of transformational advancement of societies, socio-economic growth and human capital development, which the company strongly promotes through its various initiatives.

“The foundation of development in any community, society or nation is education because it brings sustainability, progress and raises future leaders for a more prosperous society.

“At Egbin Power, we realize the significance of quality education, that is why we have continued to provide the scholarship programme in our host communities.

“In line with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 4, which aims to ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all,” he said.

Bounour said: “Education is a child’s right, as it strengthens the developmental capacities of individuals, communities, groups, institutions, and countries.

” That is why we have instituted this scholarship programme to achieve rapid development in our host communities.

He said that the participants in the 2023 programme passed through stages such as verification, pre-test, boot camp, and final selection stages conducted by an independent body, following which they are admitted on scholarship into PowerField Group of Schools owned by Egbin Power Plc.

Mrs Folahanmi Adesina, the Principal, Powerfields Group of Schools (College), said: “Egbin Power Plc deserves commendation for discovering brains and talents from the community through the scholarship platform.

” I also want to applaud the management and staff of Egbin for their unwavering support to the beneficiaries over the years, while also promoting the school as a brand.

Adesina urged the students to continue to do their best in their education.

In her remarks, Head Teacher, Powerfields Group of Schools (Elementary), Mrs Olufunke Winful, commended Egbin for investing in the future of the students and for putting smiles on faces of the teachers and parents.

“We remain committed to guiding the students, monitoring them and ensuring that they excel in their academic and other aspect of life,” she said.

While receiving the scholarship awards, Miss Abimbola Akinbiyi, one of the beneficiaries in the 2023 edition expressed joy to have emerged one of the awardees.

She commended Egbin Power Plc for creating the scholarship programme in order to encourage students to give their best in education.

Her father, Mr Mark Akinbiyi commended the GenCo, the community leaders and teachers of the school for encouraging students to participate and excel in their academic endeavour.

Ridwanullahi Sharafa, who also emerged an awardee praised the Genco, the Management and staff for creating the platforms to support students with the scholarship.

The Business intelligence  (TBI Africa ) reports that the Nigeria’s largest power generation company commenced the host communities scholarship in 2016.

Powerfield Group of Schools, owned by Egbin Power Plc, is situated within the serene and secure premises of Egbin Power in Ijede, Ikorodu, and it offers quality education in its nursery, primary, and secondary (day and boarding) schools.

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