Egbin Power awards scholarships
Towards promoting academic excellence and achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Egbin Power Plc has awarded scholarships to students from its host communities.
During the eight 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 of 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 realise 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.
One of the beneficiaries, Abimbola Akinbiyi, expressed her happiness and commended Egbin Power Plc for creating the scholarship programme in order to encourage students to give their best in education.
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.”
Head Teacher, Powerfield Group of Schools (Elementary), Olufunke Winful, commended Egbin for investing in the future of the students and putting smiles on the faces of the teachers and parents.
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