… to give scholarship to successful candidates
By Gabriel Chy Alonta
A non-governmental organisation, DENGOX Trust Foundation, has procured the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination forms for 92 indigent students of Enugwu-Ukwu, in Njikoka local government area of Anambra state.
Speaking at the official presentation of JAMB/UTME forms to some selected youths at the Enugwu-Ukwu Civic Centre, the President General of the community, Comrade Bonny Ozo Nkwuaku, advised the students to be of good behaviour during the two-month extramural lessons to prepare them for the examination.
Nkwuaku commended the benefactor and chairman of the Foundation, Chief Ozonkpu Dennis Anekwe, for cuing into the initiative that started last year, disclosing that five youths were each selected from the 19 communities that make up Enugwu-Ukwu.
Nkwuaku also said that successful candidates would be fully sponsored in any federal or state university, while thanking other Enugwu-Ukwu Community Development Union (ECDU) members for accepting to supervise the initiative despite their tight schedules.
According to him, “ECDU will give free two-month tutorials to all the candidates and other people that are not from the community. We want to prepare them to make sure they come out tops in the examination.
“To the candidates, take your study seriously. I encourage you not to play with this opportunity”.
He thanked the traditional ruler of the community, Igwe Ralph Ekpe and his cabinet for giving the town union all the needed support.
One of the candidates, Veronica Nwosu, commended the benefactor for his kind gestures, urging him not to rest on his oars, even as he called on other well-meaning persons in the community to borrow a leaf from him.
She promised to give his best in the examination, while charging other candidates to grab the opportunity given to them with both hands.
Another student from St. Theresa Secondary School, Enugwu-Ukwu, Amarachi Nwogbo, prayed that God bless the benefactor, while urging others to work hard.
Other candidates in separate interviews, extolled the sponsor, while promising that they would make good use of the rare opportunity given to them.
Similarly, in another development, fast rising singer Niniola Apata popularly known by her stage name Niniola has just brought succour to 30 students through purchase of Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) Forms for the 2019 examination.
According to Niniola, buying UTME Forms for 30 students was her way of ‘stepping into her late father’s shoes, a man who was known for his advocacy for standard education for every child’.
Niniola, who rose to stardom after finishing as the third runner-up in the sixth season of Project Fame West Africa and became more popular with her songs, ‘Ibadi’ and ‘Maradonna’, wrote on her Instagram page, “I promise to do more and walk in my late Dads shoes. In continuation today, I, through my foundation @adoptachildseducation provided 30 JAMB forms for some students. Let’s put some smile on the kids’ faces”.