Abia student wins scholarship for dancing
By Steve Oko
A JSS 2 student of Ubibi High School, Bende Local Government Area of Abia State, Miss Chinemere Okoro , has won a scholarship for dancing exceptionally.
The 12-year old was issued with a cheque of N206, 000 covering her school fees from JSS 2 to SSS 3 including Junior and Senior West African Examination Council (WAEC) fees.
Presenting the cheque to the beneficiary and his father accompanied by the school principal, the benefactor, Senator Mao Ohuabunwa said the gesture was in fulfilment of his earlier promise to the student.
According to the Senateor, he had gone to the community on a campaign tour before the 2019 elections when the student led a dance troupe that performed exceptionally.
“When I saw her superlative performance at the event I promised to give her a scholarship, and that is what I have fulfilled today.
“I believe in talent hunt and encouragement of our young ones to develop the potentials in them. Dancing is not bad but I believe she needs to acquire a sound academic training that is why I decided to place her on scholarship “.
Ohuabunwa also said she could still benefit from his scholarship scheme for university undergraduates if she showed academic excellence in her ‘O Level’ class.
Responding, the father of the student, Mr. Sunday Okoro showered praises on Ohuabunwa for the gesture which he said was a huge financial relief to the family.
The father of six who described the gesture as divine intervention wished the senator success in his political career, while urging other political office holders to emulate the former Speaker, ECOWAS Parliament.
In her remarks, Principal of the school, Lady Lilian Onuoha, thanked Senator Ohuabunwa for not reneging in his promise to the beneficiary, a quality she said was rare among politicians.
She said the gesture would encourage hard- work and dedication among other students while describing the beneficiary as a heavily endowed student.Steve Oko, Publisher/C.E.O, WaWa News Global. For more information on advert placement and news coverage, contact us on: 08038725600, or via email email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org Always read WaWa News Global - Your most dependable online news platform for the latest breaking news in Nigeria.