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Ugbebor relishes MBHS scholarship, charges pupils on studies

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Principal, Mind Builders High School (MBHS), Mr. Francis Fasuyi (left); former Head Teacher, Olowora Primary School, Mrs. Falusi, scholarship recipient, Blessing Ugbebor, and her guardian, Mrs. Faith Obanor, during the handover of the block of classrooms renovated by MBHS to the school

Having spared her parents the trouble of running helter-skelter to fund her secondary education, 11-year-old Blessing Ugbebor has tasked pupils of Olowora Primary School to follow her example and burn the midnight oil in order to achieve academic success.

Ugbebor, a former pupil of Olowora Primary School, was recently awarded N6m worth of scholarship (N1m per annum) for her six-year secondary education at Mind Builders High School (MBHS), Lagos.

The award was as a result of the brilliant elocution she displayed when she moved the vote of thanks during the 20th anniversary of her school. She capped it up with a good performance at the subsequent examination.

Speaking at the handing over ceremony of a block of classroom at Olowora Primary School (her alma mater) renovated by the management of MBHS, she informed all and sundry how she became a scholarship beneficiary at the Mind Builders High School.

At the event, which was a sort of homecoming for Ugbebor, she said: “At the 20th anniversary ceremony of Mind Builders School, I was called to give the vote of thanks, and as fate would have it, an invited guest, Sir Gbenga Badejo identified me as somebody that required assistance. He took up responsibility for my six-year secondary education, in collaboration with the Board of Mind Builders Schools. I was successful in the subsequent scholarship examination, and that was how I became one of the five lucky awardees in the scholarship scheme. This is a dream I never thought could come to fruition in my wildest imagination. For this, I am very grateful to God for the all-round transformation in my life in the past one year.

“I want to say that this is the beginning of my journey towards becoming a medical doctor. So, I wish to encourage the current Primary Six pupils of Olowora Primary School that are preparing to take the same examination later in the month to be serious in their studies.”

At the brief ceremony were Principal of MBHS, Mr. Francis Fasuyi, his vice, Mr. Olubunmi Aluko, as well as the Head Teacher and immediate past Headteacher of Olowora Primary School, Mrs. Falusi, and Mrs. F. O. Olarewaju respectively.


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