Grace Schools Gbagada, has underscored its commitment to provide qualitative education to indigent and less privileged in society.
The Administrator of the school, Mrs Tokunbo Edun says the school is committed to providing educational scholarship to indigent students in order to support parents who are financially incapacitated to sponsor the education of their children.
Edun who said the annual indigent scholarship award was instituted in 2004, noted that it is the desire of the school to meet the needs of the affected students where it matters most. The scholarship scheme since inception 10 years ago, has produced several students some of whom were sponsored to higher institutions.
The scholarship scheme was named after the school’s founder, Deaconess Grace Bisola Osinowo whose poor background informed the desire of the school to support the less privileged.
The educationist also added that the school equally provides educational resources such as tables, chairs, computer, textbooks etc., to support some public schools. This is part of the corporate social responsibility of the school to contribute its quota to the development of education.
The indigent students scholarship scheme is open to students who have finished JSS class with traits of academic brilliance and they must come from government public schools and also from a less privileged home.
The scholarship is open to three students annually and the school has committed millions of naira to provide full scholarship including boarding to the students.
Mrs. Edun urged well meaning Nigerians to focus on alleviating the sufferings of less privileged families who have no financial means to support their children. This, according to her, is the only way to develop the nation as such students will end up as misfits in the society if they are not supported.
Grace school, founded over there decades ago has remained a focused educational institution, exposing students to current trends and dynamics in academic development.