The lawmaker representing Esan South-East Constituency (APC), at the Edo State House of Assembly, Festus Igbelekoto, has offered full scholarship to 100 secondary school students from his constituency to university level.
The students who will enjoy the scholarship to university level, were also presented with cash to assist them in the payment of their West Africa Senior School Certificate Examination (WAEC) enrolment fees.
The lawmaker said the scholarship was designed to encourage students in his constituency in the field of sciences.
He said: “The beneficiaries were selected after scaling through a competitive examination in Mathematics, after which 10 from each of the 10 ward were selected for the award.
“The scholarship awards is to encourage the educational pursuits of indigent brilliant students and those with financial challenges.”
According to him, the scholarship scheme started in 2015 with the award of scholarship to five fatherless children.
The lawmaker, who gave his mid-term report to his constituents, listed the projects executed to include construction of a block of three classrooms with offices at Uzebu Primary School, Ewohimi; re-electrification of Ohordua community, ongoing construction of a block of three classrooms with offices at Ukakpa Secondary School, Ukakpa and provision of desks and chairs to over 800 pupils in primary schools across Esan South East constituency.
Highpoint of the event was the presentation of cash rewards and instructional materials to the beneficiaries.
The Event was attended by representatives of the Deputy Governor, Philip Shaibu, the Deputy Speaker, Victor Edoror and members representing Etsako Central Constituency (APC), Damian Lawani.