The Florence Agogo Foundation, a charitable organization, has offered scholarships to 50 low-income students from throughout the 18 local government areas of Cross River State.
The scholarship is being given out in conjunction with NACRISS (National Association of Cross River State Students) all over the world.
The funds were distributed at a dinner hosted by NACRISS on Saturday.
The financial aid package provided by the scholarship will pay for things like tuition, books, housing, transportation, and food.
Mrs. Florence Agogo, the company’s chief executive officer, praised the donation as a small but meaningful method to help disadvantaged children in Cross River State further their education.
She elaborated, “Healthcare, education, and empowerment are our primary areas of focus.” We will do what we can to keep the annual awards going so that the disadvantaged students in our community have a better chance of succeeding in school.
The money will go toward everything from tuition to housing to utilities to food.
Any Nigerian university is eligible, however priority will be given to students from Cross River State.
The event’s chairman, Special Adviser on General Duties to the governor of Cross River State, Mr. Ekpenyong Akiba, praised the award’s organizers and sponsors, adding that their work reflected well on the government’s commitment to the education sector.
He said that Governor Bassey Otu, despite the country’s current economic turmoil, is dedicated to fulfilling his government’s duties to education and students.
He reaffirmed that all qualified students would get scholarship awards and be offered options for domestic and international education.
The recognition is much deserved. It’s a plea for more accountability, and it’s meant to spur the administration into action. Without the governor’s influence and backing, this prize would not exist.
I urge the young people of today to channel their enthusiasm in a constructive direction, supporting the government and contributing to the well-being of their families and communities. And I urge them to try out new opportunities to learn new skills, to engage in commerce, and to develop their own sense of independence,” he continued.
Akpeke Peter, Worldwide President of NACRISS, praised the Foundation for working with the organization to aid Nigerian students.
Precious Asuquo, one of the awardees, expressed gratitude to the Foundation and NACRISS for creating a venue where students may apply for and receive financial aid to help them stay in school.
I’d want to express my deep appreciation to everyone at NACRISS and the Foundation. She remarked, “This would benefit us much, especially in these difficult times.