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US Based Association Awards Scholarship To Onitsha Indigenous Students
Author: By Ononye V.C
Published on: Monday, September 05, 2016

A United States based philanthropic group known as Ado-Erika and Midwest Association during the week awarded scholarship to tow indigenous students of Onitsha said to be indigent but brilliant to enable the conclude their secondary education.

            The students, male and female, are Master Bosah Obiorah who hails from Umudei Village Onitsha and a student of the Christ the King College, Onitsha.

            The second student is Miss Francisca Chisom Menkiti who is a student at Washington Memorial Grammar school, Onitsha.

            The award was announced and presented by a top member of the association Mrs. Francisca Nwora – Takpor, daughter of an Onitsha Ndichie red cap Chief at the Ime Obi palace before the Igwe’s cabinet members led by the Onowu Iyaseke Onitsha Chief (Engr.) Okey Ononye.

            Speaking during the impressive but short ceremony, Mrs. Nwora-Takpor said the award was in line with the visionary leadership of the Obi of Onitsha, Igwe Alfred Nnaemeka Achebe who has been encouraging academic excellence in many ways especially through financial grants and skill acquisition programmes.

            According to Mrs. Nwora-Takpor, the association was also spurred by the academic and political achievements of two illustrious sons of Onitsha, the late Mathematician cum Professor, Chike Obi and the Executive Chairman of Onitsha North L.G.A Barr Nwachukwu Egbuna who used their positions to excel in academics and service to the people.

            It would be recalled that Mrs. Francisca Nwora-Takpor is a United States based Chief Nursing Officer known for her charitable and philanthropic works.

            At the Ime-Obi palace presentation, the Onitsha North Local Government Education Secretary Lady Ngozi Nwanosike was invited to witness the brief ceremony

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