Egbin Power awards scholarships to pupils in host communities
13 September 2023 | 9:22 pm
As part of its commitment to promote academic excellence and gradual achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Nigeria's largest power generation company, Egbin Power Plc, has awarded scholarships to students from its host communities. During the 8th edition of the annual scholarship awards, Egbin Power restated its commitment to education in line with…
As part of its commitment to promote academic excellence and gradual achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Nigeria’s largest power generation company, Egbin Power Plc, has awarded scholarships to students from its host communities.
During the 8th edition of the annual scholarship awards, Egbin Power restated its commitment to education in line with SDG 4 that aims to ensure inclusive, equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities.
The beneficiaries 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.
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.
Chief Executive Officer, Egbin Power Plc, Mokhtar 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.
He stressed that the foundation of development in any community, society or nation is education as 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 pointed out that education is a child’s right, as it strengthens the developmental capacities of individuals, communities, groups, institutions, and countries, hence, the initiation of the scholarship programme to achieve rapid development in the host communities.
One of the beneficiaries, Abimbola Akinbiyi, expressed her happiness, commended Egbin Power Plc for creating the scholarship programme in order to encourage students to give their best in education.
Her father, Mark Akinbiyi commended the GenCo, the community leaders and teachers of the school for encouraging students to participate and excel in their academic endeavour.
Principal, Powerfields Group of Schools (College), Folahanmi Adesina 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.”
On her part, Head Teacher, Powerfield Group of Schools (Elementary), Olufunke Winful, commended Egbin for investing in the future of the students and putting smiles to 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.
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