Group to award scholarship to 21 Anambra students

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Chief Onyekachukwu Onyeka

The new President of Anambra State Associations in South Africa, Chief Onyekachukwu Onyeka, said on Saturday that the group would give scholarship to 21 students in the state.

Onyeka told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Midrand, South Africa, that the association was committed to using education to improve manpower development in the state.

The association has concluded plans to award scholarship to a student from each of the 21 local government areas of the state up to university level.

We are giving priority to education because we see it as a life time investment.

After the first set of beneficiaries, the association will continue with the scholarship scheme to ensure that more students in the state are educated,“ he said.

Onyeka also said that the association planned to partner with the state government on agriculture to boost food production and create employment.

According to him, the present administration in the state has placed emphasis on agriculture and the association will key in to assist government meet set objectives in the sector.

He said the new executive of the association would give all Anambra people in South Africa a sense of belonging.

The new executive will unite Anambra people in South Africa. We also want to prove that Anambra state is the light of the nation and has full potentials in all sectors of the economy.

It is also our plan to train Anambra youths in South Africa on skills acquisition to make them become professionals and self reliant,“ he said. (NAN)

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