By Chioma Obinna

IN a move to improve on its annual reward programme for school children under its Astymin Brilliance Reward, ABR, Fidson Healthcare Plc will this week give scholarships to three outstanding candidates in the 2017 West African Examination Council, WAEC, as part of its efforts to encourage excellence in education.

The children academic reward programme – Astymin Brilliance Reward which berthed in 2010 is designed at developing mental and academic performance while rewarding hard work and academic excellence amongst primary school pupils through special acknowledgement and provision of educational materials.

Announcing the programme billed to hold Saturday, August 4, 2018, at a press conference in Lagos, the Marketing Manager, Fidson Healthcare Plc, Mr Friday Enahoro said this year’s celebration would be unique with the introduction of scholarship for Astymin Kids.

Also speaking, the General Manager, Fidson Healthcare Plc, Mr Ola Ijimakin said this year’s celebration would witness the convergence of the very best graduating pupils from over 200 private and public schools across the South West, South East regions as well as parents and teachers and stakeholders in the Nigerian educational system.

“This year’s event is an indication of Fidson’s unrelenting commitment to supporting Nigerian children in all their academic endeavours through its astymin brand, in line with the corporate brand promise of adding value to the lives of Nigerians as expressed in its slogan —we value life.”

He said the ABR was an attempt to bring back glory days of education by throwing weight behind the children’s drive for academic excellence.

He said Astymin Brilliance Reward was one of the ways the company was partnering with government and other well-meaning stakeholders to develop the country’s educational system.

On his part, the Product Manager, Soji Fasanyo who described Astymin as the highest supplementary amino acid in Nigeria said it was good they extend it to everyone across the geographical region as good nutrition was important for good health.

He explained that the scholarship was to give the winners a head start in life for their next level of education as well as reduce the financial burden on the parents while preparing for another level of education for their children.

Fasanyo who explained the rationale behind the programme added that the brand also supports other school programmes such as the monthly Astymin Genius where school children are expected to write essays on different topics amongst others.

The programme will also provide an atmosphere for fun, friendship, sharing, and networking.   There will also be music, dance, games and jokes to the delight of the children,

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