By JIMITOTA ONOYUME
Ex beauty queen, Miss Ifeoma Ihekwoaba has unveiled a scholarship scheme for students through her Iheoma Ihekwoaba Foundation.
Speaking at the unveiling ceremony in Port Harcourt, the former Miss ASAIGBO 2015 – 2016 said the cardinal objective of her foundation was to promote educational values among students in communities in Rivers and Imo states, adding that the slogan was “ recovering brain power through knowledge among the young ones”
She expressed hope that with good education the young ones would grow into productive leaders in the country, adding that the first edition of the scholarship program would kick off in October this year for students in Port Harcourt and Obio Akpor local government areas.
She said the foundation had constituted a team of impartial judges to examine students that would apply from the two local government areas , adding that from the number, three winners of a one off scholarship support of 100,000,50,000 and 30,000 naira would be given to them to support their school fees and educational materials.
Special Assistant to former governor of Rivers State on Students Affairs, Mr Mathew Osika who also spoke lauded the initiative , saying it would stimulate the spirit of hardwork among students in the states.He also enjoined lovers of education , corporate organisations and governments in the country to identify with the project.