A charity organisation based in Florida, United States of America, Imo Community Tampa-Bay, led by Dr Duke Maduagwu, has awarded scholarship to 10 students of the Federal Polytechnic Nekede, Owerri.
The students who made the list based on their academic performances, were picked from different departments of the school.
According to the spokesperson of the group, Emeka Eziakonwa, “this is the first time we are awarding scholarships to students of higher institutions. Before now, we were involved in other charity services. We are starting with the Federal Polytechnic Nekede because the academic standard there is very high and subsequently we will include other higher institutions in the state.”
Eziakonwa also disclosed that the scheme which is for second year students, would see each student going home with the sum of N100,000 for each academic year. He maintained that scholarship scheme would be used to fight hunger, poverty, and certain vices among students, saying the money would go a long way in solving the problems.