Osun lawmaker, Irekandu distributes scholarships, learning aids to Obokun students
Hon. Adewumi Adeyemi better known as Irekandu, the member representing Obokun State constituency in the Osun State House of Assembly has awarded scholarships to 50 indigent students in his constituency.
WITHIN NIGERIA learnt that atleast 25 students got funds for the registration of their West Africa Examination Certificate and other students were given both cash and school materials that will aid their learning and also relieve their parents.
According to a statement released by the lawmaker on Thursday, Adeyemi vowed to ensure that aids to students is continuum, as he believes education is no doubt a light in the darkness.
The lawmaker also stated that his representation in almost three years has brought succor to several of his constituents, most especially the women and the youths.
He added that he will continue to make life better for the two groups.
“I strongly believe that I owe the people. Before I ventured into politics, I made contributions towards the promotion of education as a private citizen. During my campaigns, I moved around towns and visited some schools in my constituency. I listened to sad and woeful tales from students, teachers and parents over the non-availability of learning aids and non-payment of tuition fees. The tales of students becoming dropouts over the inability of their parents or guardians to pay for their external exams were not only touching but heartwrenching.
“Beyond the oath of allegiance I took as a public officer, I have invested in youths and women development. From organising training and seminars to skills and wealth empowerment to the facilitation of jobs and contracts for constituents, I have increased the bar of youth inclusion, participation and they (youth and women) are the most beneficiaries of my programmes in the constituency.
“Yesterday, I took another step differently. I organised a first of its kind “IREKANDU BACK TO SCHOOL PROJECT” where students were picked across all the wards of Obokun State Constituency and examined to benefit from the scholarship programme. Some students who passed the screening test also received WAEC fees for their registration while other students were given learning aids.
“Over 50 students across Obokun State Constituency benefited from the “IREKANDU BACK TO SCHOOL PROJECT. I gave out 25 WAEC fees for brilliant indigent students and awarded scholarships to 25 out-of-school children. These students received learning aids such as bags, textbooks, exercise books, pencils, pens, cash for uniforms, shoes and an extra fund was made available to them for their feeding, fees and other essentials.
“I assured the parents of these students that I will continue to make provision for funds to settle their tuition and associated fees every term till they finish their primary education. I also assured them that I will keep providing learning aids and cash to them. It is a FULL SCHOLARSHIP.”