Over 300 students have benefitted scholarship programme from the Akande Tunde Movement to study in Espam-Formation University, Cotonou , Benin Republic.
The founder of the movement, Dr Kazeem Akande, made this known in a statement made available to Tribune Online on Wednesday
According to the statement, the scholarship programme is aimed at contributing to the educational sector in Nigeria, adding that the scholarship is also meant to give succor to the families of the beneficiaries.
The founder of the initiative disclosed that it has always been his passion to be a sponsor as regards education, while he described education as the bedrock of the development of any society that desires good change.
Akande decried the high rate of poverty in the society which has made it difficult for many to access quality and tertiary education.
The philanthropist relayed how hurt he feels to see brilliant students who should attain tertiary education but are denied the opportunity due to the paucity of funds. He stated that this is why he chose to go all out of his way to assist as many as he could whenever the need arises.
While congratulating the beneficiaries, the philanthropist charged them to be of good behaviour and take their academics seriously. He urged them to identify and utilise their unique selling propositions.
Dr Akande added that the scholarship given will fund 50 percent of the tuition fees of beneficiaries of the initiative. He concluded that the beneficiaries will be given an opportunity to study the course of their choice at the university, which according to him, had produced great alumni, including some Nigerian governors, and legislators amongst others.
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