BENIN CITY – The Eghosa Grammar School, Benin Old Boys Association (EGHOBA) Tuesday presented scholarship to 15 indigent students of the school who are presently at different classes of the school.
The scholarship, tagged “Dr. Chris Adobor 2015 scholarship fund” was presented at a brief ceremony held at the school hall.
Secretary General EGHOBA Global Chapter, Mr. Osagie Igbinosun sasid the scholarship covers tuition for the three terms of the 2014/2015 academic year.
The gesture, he said was a fallout of a brain storming session of members in New York, including EGHOBA Global Chapter President, Mr. Ehigie Egbon to give back to their alma-mater.
Igbinosun said the sum of one million naira has been set aside as the scholarship fund annually.
According to him, the scholarship is one of the several projects earnmarked for the alma-mater for the purpose of improving on the learning environment in the school.
He informed the school’s management that “No student should be sent home because the student cannot pay school fees.
“If any student is lacking payment, call us, we will pay.
Bishop of the Benin Diocese, Anglican Communion and Proprietor of the school, Bishop Peter Imasuen, represented by the Vicar of St Thomas Anglican Church, Benin City, Venerable Benjamin Osaremwinda charged the Old Boys to sustain their contributions to the school, while urging parents to complement the efforts of teachers in teaching the students.
President of EGHOBA, Benin Branch, Bishop Aigbe-Davies, a pioneer student of the school urged the school’s principal to utilize the infrastructure provided by the old boys for the purpose for which they were meant.