Club distributes 14,000 notebooks in Abia
Ngwa Social Club (NSC) has donated 14,000 copies of 60-leave notebooks to indigent students in secondary school in seven local government areas of Ngwa clan in Abia.
Making the donation, the NSC President, Uzoma Ogbonna, said the club was established about 48 years ago to foster progress of the Ngwa nation and in line with the motive of supporting Ngwa development efforts.
He said the notebooks were meant to encourage indigent students in the public secondary schools in the seven Ngwa local governments’ areas.
Ogbonna said Obingwa, Isiala Ngwa North and South, Aba North and South, Osisioma and Ugwunagbo LGAs were given their shares through the LGA Education Secretaries to ease proper distribution.
“We have been giving Ngwa students scholarships all these years, but now we decided to add books to be given to students in public secondary schools in the seven local governments in Ngwaland.”
A parent, Simeon Ogbonna, who was at the event, thanked the NSC for the gesture and support for indigent students in Ngwaland.
He promised to support such efforts made by the NSC to ensure that Ngwa youths are properly trained into responsible citizens.
Mrs Uloma Ikpeazu, Education Secretary, Aba South LGA, also lauded the effort of the NSC and for supporting public school system and its students in Abia.
She said the public school system had many challenges, but that the most troubling was its hosting of very poor students who cannot afford school uniforms and those with financial need to write external examinations.