Foundation pays WAEC fees for 100 public school pupils in Ijesaland
A non-governmental organisation, Asiwaju Yinka Fasuyi Foundation (AYFF), has doled out cheques valued at N2,150,000, to parents and guardians of about 100 students from select public secondary schools across the six local governments in Ijesaland, Osun State, as West African Examination Council (WAEC) fees.
Speaking after the presentation of the cheques and branded books, Founder and Chairman of AYFF, Asiwaju Yinka Fasuyi, said his desire to add value to humanity and provide opportunities to the people of Ijesaland prompted the gesture. He expressed hope that the action will improve the socioeconomic capacity and the quality of lives of the beneficiaries.
He said foundation’s Education Support Scheme is meant to complement the efforts of the State Government of Osun as well as other stakeholders in the education sector in ensuring provision and access to quality education in the state.
He pointed out that the foundation selected 100 students for 20 public secondary schools across the six local governments of the state through a fair, transparent and merit-based process.
Apart from the cheques presented to the students, the foundation also gave N5,000 to each principal of the selected schools to cover the expenses they incurred while completing the required documentation for the scheme.
Encouraging the beneficiaries to be committed to their studies, the professional management consultant, announced that 10 out of the 100 beneficiary students with the best WAEC result in 2018 will enjoy on yearly basis the “AYFF Tertiary Education Support Scheme,” valued at N100,000 per student.
The beneficiaries and their parents expressed joy and immense gratitude to the donor.
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