Kwara senator pays WAEC, NECO, and JAMB fees for 2000 students

Senator representing Kwara Central, Mallam Saliu Mustapha, has commenced his annual West Africa Examination Council (WAEC), National Examination Council (NECO), and Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) scholarships for indigents and orphans in his district.

The Coordinator of Saliu Mustapha Foundation Education Committee, Prof Binta Suleiman, at the flag-off ceremony at the Socrates College, Aromoradu, Ilorin, said over 2,000 students benefited from the scheme across the four local governments and beyond.

Prof. Suleiman urged the beneficiaries to be focused, dedicated, disciplined, and highly committed to their educational pursuits by coming out with flying colours.

The varsity don, who encouraged recipients of the scholarship to see themselves as chosen and blessed, reiterated the commitment of Senator Mustapha to the educational development of his constituents with further award of full scholarships to deserving students among the beneficiaries.

According to her, “the impact of the scholarship would undoubtedly be felt for years to come by contributing to the development of a well-educated and empowered constituency.”

She added: “I want to convey the congratulatory message of the sponsor, the Senator representing Kwara central in the National Assembly, Mallam Saliu Mustapha to all the beneficiaries of 2024 annual educational scholarship for the indigents and orphans in the Kwara Central Senatorial District.

“I am happy to inform you that the senator will further sponsor deserving students amongst these recipients that come out in flying colours to higher institutions.

It therefore behoves you to work very hard, excel and become good ambassadors of your parents, the foundation and Kwara State at large.”

Also speaking, the Secretary of the Education Committee, Yakub Ishowo, provided the guidelines for the seamless registration of the students, urging them to see the scholarship as an opportunity to achieve their academic goals and dreams.

Recipients received the scholarship in their various schools as representatives of Saliu Mustapha Foundation visited the schools to hand over the awards to the principals and parents of the students.