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Imo Lawmaker Doles Out Scholarship To Indigent Constituents

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The Member representing Mbaitoli/Ikeduru Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, Engr. Akarachi Amadi has given scholarship to 114 indigent students in his constituency.

He explained that the gesture was borne out of his passionate desire to enhance education standard of his people as well as encourage overall growth and development of his constituency.

Engr. Akarachi made this known at his median Legislative Agenda cum Constituency Briefing held at his country-home, Eziama-¡Ikeduru yesterday.

The lawmaker used the opportunity to further announce the payment of Joint Admission Matriculation Board, JAMB Registration fee to 1173 students of his area by his office.

According to him, “one of the benefits I enjoyed and I am more passionate about is Education. I am privileged to have received one of the best Education from my parents and I am and will remain grateful to them for that privilege.

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During the campaigns, while I visited our people, community by community, I can categorically say that the Community Schools and Government Schools in Ikeduru/Mbaitoli is in a deplorable state and has necessitated the declaration of state of emergency by me.

“Therefore, we have declared a state of Emergency in this sector and we will liaise and lobby every agency to hear our cry, Including the state Government, Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC), the Ministry of Education, the Federal Government and Donor Agencies. You have my assurances that we will not rest until our Educational Facilities or systems have a facelift.

“In 2024 we will renovate a minimum of 7 numbers of 3 classroom blocks across Mbaitoli/Ikeduru Federal Constituency.”

Speaking on the scholarship scheme, the lawmaker said, “driven by my passion and commitment to prioritizing education for young people, I have consistently sponsored scholarship programs for students, spanning from primary to university levels. On my visit to our various schools;

“We awarded scholarships to 11 indigent pupils from Iho Comprehensive School in Ikeduru.

“Also, 22 students from Umuahi Model Secondary School Umuahi Obi-Mbieri in Mbaitoli received scholarships.

“81 students from Ikeduru/Mbaitoli Federal Constituency, who took part in our Free Jamb Registration and scored 200 and above were awarded scholarships on university level.

“In total, I paid for 1,173 students to take part in our Free Jamb Registration allowing them to pursue their chosen courses in various universities across Nigeria.”

“Let me use this opportunity to inform you all to bring your children/wards who have passed their WAEC exam with 5 credits inclusive of English and Mathematics to proceed to any of our constituency office to pick up the 2024 JAMB form already paid for by me.” he added.

Akarachi, aside listing his other constituency projects in infrastructure, human capacity building, community services, completed and ongoing, also doles out palliative at the event which included over 10, 000 bags of rice, food condiments and other empoto support his constituents cushion the effect of subsidy removal on them.

Some of the community and political stakeholders from the area including Chief. Marcon Nlemigbo, former State Chairman, All Progressives Congress, APC, Chief Desmond Ukanacho, Dr. Uche Oguike, applauded the lawmaker for his developmental achievements and urged him to do more.

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