…as 3 indigent students get free WAEC forms

The joy of the students and principal of Emahor Secondary School, Igueben Local Government Area of Edo State knew no bounds as Charles Ekhonowa Enahonna paid for the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) forms for students of the school as part of his efforts to promote the educational advancement of the community.

All the 54 Senior Secondary 3 students of the school got registered for the JAMB exams slated to commence in April 2024 with all the expenses borne by the donor including stress-free NIN registration for the students.

At a brief ceremony at the school premises on Friday, three indigent students who could not afford the WAEC enrollment fees had their bills picked up by the visiting philanthropist who also hails from the community.

This followed an appeal to that effect by the principal of the school who had complained of some students’ inability to pay up even after having been captured on the WAEC’s registration portal.

In his remarks, Charles Ekhonowa Enahonna charged the beneficiaries of the gesture to see it as a unique opportunity to excel in their academics in order to fittingly join in the development of human society.

Enahonna while urging the students to forget about the seeming limiting circumstances of their study environment and take their studies seriously, advised them to make books their regular companions as that was the only way to pass both the WAEC and JAMB examinations which they have registered for.

“I’m conversant with the limiting social and psychological factors of every study environment and Amahor Secondary School isn’t insulated from these challenges. I therefore advise you to study hard and pass the forthcoming exams in order to be relevant in the highly competitive university admission space.

“Don’t be afraid of where the money to foot the bills of your university education will come from. Just work hard and pass first and leave the rest for God who will bring your destiny helpers, first in securing spaces in choice universities and your eventual sponsorship through the course of study.

“God has blessed a good number of Amahor people and they are eager to support every worthy course undertaken by scholars from this community,” Enahonna emphasized.

He charged the students not to join in the destructive campaign by some misguided youths on the social media which tends to portray academic pursuits as being a scam, stressing that education remains the baseline for success in every human endeavour.

Speaking in the same vein, the principal of the school, Charles Ononghibo Okhariwo, tasked the students not to lose sight of their purpose and goals of their academic pursuits, insisting that with education, the sky would be their stepping stone.

The principal thanked the sponsor of the JAMB registration project for his kindness, stressing that the exercise was just one of the numerous assists Mr Enahonna had rendered to the school and prayed to God to place him in a position to render greater assistance to humanity.

He named some of them as the periodic provision of free stationeries and materials for all students and pupils of secondary and primary schools in Amahor and Ugun communities through a special Purpose Vehicle tagged, the Royal Priesthood.

Other areas of intervention included the donation of a computer laboratory installed in the school with 10 brand new units of CPU and 18.5 screen monitors, donation of medical aids and consumables to the Obodeko Primary Healthcare Center and the purchase and installation of a 33KV transformer to boost electricity supply to communities of his birthday place without asking for anything in return.

Enahonna used the occasion to appeal to the Edo State government to provide teachers in the core subject areas in the school to enable the students to gain maximally in their academics.

He said the community had taken up the challenge of hiring some teachers on a part-time basis to make up for the deficit, for the time being.