Lawmaker collaborates with NGO on foreign scholarship awareness in Badagry

Rep. Babatunde Hunpe, member of the House of Representatives, says he has collaborated with Education For All Initiative (EFAI) to sensitise students on the opportunity of studying abroad through scholarship.

Hunpe, representing Badagry Federal Constituency, said he was aware of difficulty majority of youths in the coastal city were facing in funding their education.

“But with necessary requirements, we can collectively use the scholarship opportunities globally to achieve our dreams.

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“This informed my collaboration with EFAI headed by our own Dr Seyon-Lanre Daniel of Cyprus International University, Nicosia, to bring this goldern opportunity to Badagry.

“It is my earnest desire to provide platforms and opportunities for you, my constituents, to move your lives forward in this direction.

“This is to gain a globally relevant education that will poise you as a positive catalyst in the development of our community, state and country.

“This opportunity is opened to everyone, irrespective of party affiliations, language or tribe, as long as you fall within Badagry Federal Constituency,” he said.

Hunpe said the awareness programme was part of his electioneering campaign to make a mark and difference in all aspects of human life, especially education and youths development.

The lawmaker reassured them that he would not in anyway disappoint them, saying their support and cooperation was necessary for him to continue to serve them.

Also, Mr Ayo Peters, an indigene of Badagry, who had benefited from the scholarship opportunity, said he had Masters Degree in History and International Relations in Canada University.

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“If you are in Nigeria with no money and solid background, this foreign scholarship will help you to go places.

“My own case was pathetic; my dad died when I was young, my mother was a food vendor, but with this foreign scholarship scheme, I was able to study abroad,” he said.

NAN reports that Dr Seyon-Lanre Daniel, the Head, EFAI, lectured over 1,000 students who attended the conference on how to apply for the foreign scholarship.

At the end of the lecture, free forms were given to different students who wished to study abroad from degree level to Ph.D level.

Meanwhile, Miss Oyinkansola Ikotun, one of the students at the conference, told NAN that the programme had taught her a lot on how to study abroad without stress.

Ikotun said the conference was good for those wishing to study abroad, adding that all the requirements they had to pass through were carefully explained.

She thanked the lawmaker for organising the conference for students in Badagry and wished that more of the conferences on education would be done in the nearest future in Badagry.

NAN reports that over 2,000 students, who are residents of the coastal town benefited from the foreign scholarship awareness conference in Badgry.

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