Foundation Presents WAEC Scholarships to 130 Kwara Indigent Students

Foundation Presents WAEC Scholarships to 130 Kwara Indigent Students

In a significant stride towards education development in Kwara state, the Muhydeen Okunlola Kayode Foundation has distributed West African Examinations Council (WAEC) scholarships to over 130 less privileged students hailing from Offa and Oyun local government areas of the state.

During the scholarship presentation ceremony held at the auditorium of Offa Grammar School, Mr. Muhydeen Okunlola Kayode, the founder of the foundation, was represented by Mr. Saheed Lawal, a director of the organization. Mr. Lawal announced that the foundation is committed to further supporting the beneficiaries by providing free Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) forms and funding their tertiary education if they succeed in all qualifying exams.

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Mr. Kayode, highlighting the foundation’s multifaceted contributions to education, agriculture, health, youth and sports, security, and empowerment, expressed his passion for humanity and community development as the driving force behind the scholarship initiative. He assured the community that more developmental projects are in the pipeline.

The ceremony witnessed a remarkable turnout of students, parents, and guests, all captivated by a series of educational and inspirational programs. Notable events included the presentation of scholarship awards and a lecture titled ‘Catalyzing Change: Private Partnerships in Education for Kwara’s Bright Future.’

Dr. Adetola Ariyike Salau, the Special Adviser on Education to the Governor of Kwara state, served as the guest speaker at the event. She underscored the importance of private partnerships in expanding access to quality education. Dr. Yisa Bukola Azeez of Lens Polytechnic Offa inspired students to aspire for success and encouraged them to contribute to the improvement of their individual communities.

Recipients, parents, and school representatives from Offa and Oyun local government areas expressed gratitude for the WAEC scholarships provided by the MOK Foundation. The Olofa of Offa, Oba Mufutau Gbadamasi, represented by his Council of Chiefs, commended the foundation, noting that the program marked a historic moment for the community, as it was the first time a private individual had initiated such a substantial scholarship scheme.

Describing the MOK Foundation as a true ambassador of development and a benefactor for the less privileged, the Olofa emphasized the positive impact of such initiatives on the overall progress of the community. The foundation’s commitment to education and empowerment continues to shape a brighter future for the indigent students of Kwara state.

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