March 20, 2014 – Aliko Dangote Gives Scholarship To 8 Students At Jim Ovia’s School In Delta State
Aliko Dangote, the current richest man in Africa gave out scholarships to eight college students during his recent visit to Agbor town in Delta State.
The education of 8 students at Jim Ovia-owned James Hope College will be sponsored by the billionaire businessman for their duration in the school.
Jim Ovia who is the founder of Visafone and Zenibank built the school over 5 years ago in his hometown.
He thanked Aliko Dangote for his generosity and support
“James Hope College is not a school for the rich, but a full school that could give opportunities to those who do not have the resources to afford quality education.They would be allowed to enjoy some scholarship programmes. This means that a little boy, or girl from a less-privileged home can join those who have the resources in a high standard education in James Hope College.
The pupils will be given scholarships to study in the school, if they are brilliant. At least, about 35 per cent of the students will have one form of scholarship or the other; it’s either full scholarship, or partial scholarship,” – said Jim Ovia
These wealthy people understand the principle of giving.. no wonder they are getting richer.