By Chukaodi Chukwuleta
NDI Anambra Aberdeen,UK in collaboration with Anambra Ministry of Basic Education yesterday, presented award to three students of the state.
Speaking during the presentation, the Commissioner for Basic Education, Kate Omenugha, admonished the students to be worthy ambassadors who will not disappoint the state.
She stated that the award was as a result of Governor Obiano’s Vision in transforming the educational landscape of the state.
In his speech, Resident Ndi Anambra Aberdeen, Nonso Ibenegbu said the selection was in accordance with the scholarship terms and condition, and encouraged them to move forward, aim higher and be the best in Nigeria, Africa and the world.
The president who was represented by one of the indigenes of Anambra State living in Aberdeen Scotland Dr kingsely Nwozor advised the students to listen to their teachers, parents and respect them, and read many books, that learning and gathering knowledge will help them to achieve more in the future.
He described Ndi Anambra Aberdeen as a group of people living in a city called Aberdeen in Scotland, which is one of the nations that made up United Kingdom , “ we have about 20 families in all, the main thing driving us is the need to render help to our dear state, starting with a project likr scholarship”
He added that ndi Anambra Aberdeen has other ideas about what they can do to promote the state saying that the scholarship is a way to sharpen the teeth for greater things to come and urged spirted individuals and groups to join hands with a common love for the home to advance in prosperity.
Head, personal service, chief Academy, Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University Mr John Patrick Nwadualor on behalf of the parents, thanked Ministry of Basic Education and Ndi Anambra Aberdeen for the effort they made in coordinating the programm and presenting the award to the students.
Mrs Ekwutosi Ozue from Safeway School, GRA onitsha who spoke on behalf of the teachers said to whom is given, much is expected, that through the students, they will make the state pround.
Favour Ogechukwu Anyaora from Urban Secondary School Nkpor, Diminion Ifechukwu Okolonji from Federal Government College, Nise, and John Slyvester Nwadialor from Federal Science Technical College, Awka who were given cheque of N270,000 each for the scholarship award students thanked the Ministry of Basic Education and ndi Anambra Aberdeen for their efforts and support.