Abuja – Mr Ben Onwudinjo, the Proprietor of the Praxis Catholic e-school, has pledged to award scholarship to 300 Internally Displaced Children (IDC).
Onwudinjo announced this in a statement on Monday in Abuja.
He said that JSS1 to SS1 students were eligible to benefit from the scholarship.
He said that the scheme would cover boarding, tuition, books, materials, medical, entrepreneurship training and start-up capital on completion of school.
According to him, the school expects the Presidential Committee on North-East Intervention (PCNI) to share costs of feeding of the children with them.
“ We shall closely work with the PCNI to select, release, and monitor the students during the scholarship scheme,”he said.
The proprietor also said that the scholarship scheme was part of the school humanitarian contributions to the resolution of the North-East crisis.
He promised to further partner with PCNI in achieving President Buhari’s Change Agenda.
“We call on other private schools to also key into the scheme and help to provide education for children of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs),’’ he said.
Onwudinjo commended the President for setting up the PCNI to resolve the current security challenges in the North-East.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the vice-president, Prof Yemi Osinbajo, will launch the scholarship scheme on Dec. 9, in Abuja.