Foundation pays WAEC/NECO fees for indigent students in Edo
Founder of Okoukoni Care Foundation, Mr. Martins Okoukoni, has flagged off the free West African Examination Council’s (WAEC) enrolment fund to students in Edo State, as part of activities commemorating the 7th edition of the foundation.
Okoukoni explained that the scheme has been on for over six years, with support to pay examination fees of indigent students. He said the foundation was established to bridge the gap as most brilliant students, oftentimes, drop out of school for their inability to meet up with the financial requirements.
“I have been so focused in bridging the gap between the rich and the poor, as well as initiating social intervention programmes, where every individual, regardless of his or her economic status, can access quality education, healthcare and other basic essential services.
Dignitaries at the event, commended the founder for empowering Edo State students.
Some of the beneficiaries thanked Okoukoni and expressed happiness that they could be lucky to write WAEC/NECO exams through the help of the Foundation.
On his part, Okoukoni said: “Growing up, I faced lots of challenges in getting needs. I can share from the little I have now to support those who have nothing. I know they’ll be happy with that.
“I have been doing it and I’ll not stop doing it by God’s grace. This is part of my vision for Edo State and time to come for Nigeria at large.”
He, therefore, encouraged other well-meaning Edo indigenes to do their best in joining forces to support education of indigent Edo children.
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