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Philanthropist Buys UTME Form For 500 Anambra Students

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The Pro-Chancellor of Olivia University, Burundi, Mr. Paul Chukwuma, has paid for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) registration forms for 500 indigent students in Anambra State.

Chukwuma, a philanthropist and businessman, told The Eastern Updates reports that the gesture was part of a larger initiative by him and Olivia University to promote education in Africa.

He said he understood how difficult things are for most families, especially with the current economic situation, and decided to assist students desirous of furthering their education but limited.

I was not born with a silver spoon. I understand the fact that many students cannot afford to pay for their UTME fees which will ultimately kill their dreams.

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“My desire is to help these students to also achieve their dreams and contribute to national development. This is just a part of a larger initiative, which Olivia University, Burundi, plans to undertake in Africa.

“Education is the most desirous transferable asset any generation needs to succeed.  It has been proven that education unlocks innovation and productivity and guarantees generational productivity, and this is my vision for Anambra State, Nigeria and Africa,” he said.

In another report, as part of efforts geared towards advancing Information and Technology (IT) development in Nigeria, Anambra and Lagos states have agreed to a collaborative partnership that will see to the strengthening of their respective IT ecosystems.

The Eastern Updates reports that this is line with the federal government’s call, through the Minister of Communications, Innovation, and Digital Economy, Dr. Bosun Tijani, at the recently concluded meeting of the Nigeria National Council of ICT Heads of Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) in Abeokuta, Ogun State, for the digitalisation of MDAs operations.

According to the Minister, there is need for immediate provision of ICT infrastructure that will aid data sharing among government agencies, which in turn, will not only aid proactiveness in the business of governance but will also block fraudulent activities, help improve Nigeria’s economy, and set government priorities right at all times.

The Eastern Updates

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