July 2nd, 2017 – Onitsha Indigent Students Receive Scholarship From US Based Organization
By Ononye VC
Two brilliant but indigent indigenous students from Onitsha last Friday received scholarship to complete their secondary education from the U.S. based members of the Ado-Erika Chicago and the Midwest.
They are master Akosa Okechukwu of Dennis Memorial Grammar School(DMGS), Onitsha and Miss Obiamaka Okwudinka of the Queen of the Rosary College Onitsha.(QRC)
In a brief presentation made before the Obi of Onitsha Igwe Alfred Achebe and members of his cabinet, the leader of the delegation Mrs Francesca Nwora-Takpor who is the president of the association,said it was the little contribution they were making yearly to encourage the youths.
The Education Secretary in charge of Onitsha North Education Authority and Director of Catholic Women Organisation ,CWO,Onitsha,Lady Ngozi Nwanosike was present.
The facilitator of the programme,Professor Balogun Chike Obi was represented.
In his remarks the Igwe Alfred Achebe commended the delegation but expressed disappointment on the fractionalization of Onitsha indigenous unions in the U.S.
He charged them to unite and forge a common front in their own interest and interest of Onitsha children yet unborn.
One of the photos shows the Obi of Onitsha ,HRH Igwe Alfred Nnaemeka Achebe on his throne attending to the U.S.based visitors. Others show the Igwes cabinet in group picture with the recipients and the delegation.