Gobir Gives Scholarship to Kwara Students In Teritiary Institutions
The Young Progressives Party, YPP, Gubernatorial candidate in Kwara State, Waziri Yakubu Gobir has presented scholarships to fifteen (15) students in Tertiary Institutions nationwide.
Gobir fondly called Aláànú Mẹ̀kúnnù presented the cheques to the beneficiaries during the Youth Summit programme organised by YPP Governorship Candidate to dialogue with Kwara youths to chart the course for the development of Kwara State.
The beneficiaries of the scholarship cut across all three senatorial districts of the State.
The students who are currently completing their academic programmes at Kwara State University (KWASU), Kwara State Polytechnic (KwaraPoly), Ekiti State University (EKSU), and Kwara State College of Education.
Gobir charged the beneficiaries to make judicious use of the cash support and become good ambassadors of their families and invaluable members of society.
The President of the National Association of Kwara State Students (NAKSS), Abdulkadir Wakaili speaking on behalf of the Kwara students appreciated the Madawaki of Ilorin for supporting the student community.
He further said: “We now have outrageous tuition fees in the state-owned tertiary institutions and this has caused great hardship for our parents and students alike. I would like you to look into this area, once you are elected as the Governor of the state.
He also make case for the underinvestment in the educational sector of the state; “Kwara State students used to have the best performance in WAEC but lately their performance in WAEC has been abysmal. Last year, over 160 secondary schools were blacklisted by the Council for examinations-related offences.
The Kwara Youth Dialogue with Waziri Yakubu Gobir was a one-day summit where thousands of young people across Kwara state met with the candidate to discuss pivotal issues relating to the growth of young people.