Agege Rotary Club offers scholarship for indigent students


Rotary Club of Agege, District 9110, Nigeria, has declared open scholarship for students of Agege Local Government of Lagos State who may have been confronted with financial challenges in the pursuit of their academic dreams.
Announcing the offer was District Governor of the Club, Dr. Dele Balogun, during the commissioning of some projects bank-rolled by the club in the area recently.
According to the Rotarian, the club is ever ready to assist indigent students with scholarship in order to ensure that their academic dreams are not shattered by financial incapability.
Recounting his experience back in his days at the University of Ibadan, the medical doctor said he “knew what it meant to be a poor student in the higher institution, an experience which he said, had gingered his resolve to do everything within his reach to be of assistance to any financially challenged but brilliant young boys and girls whose academic advancement stood threatened by paucity of funds.
“Today, by God’s grace, I am a medical doctor. You have so many of those young boys and girls who may even be more brilliant than I am but are having their educational advancement being handicapped by lack of finance.
“Since they are the medical doctors, engineers, nurses, lawyers and lecturers, of our tomorrow, we must do everything possible to help those dreams come true”; Rotarian Balogun resolved.
He thereafter, asked that a list of brilliant but indigent students of the local government area whose O’level results had qualified them for admission into higher institutions be compiled and forwarded to him for necessary action.
Meanwhile, a six-basin modern toilet system, a borehole water system drilled at the expence of the Club and a 5KV generating set also provided to power the water system were all commissioned the Rotary governor while at least a thousand treated mosquito nets were freely distributed to the people of the area.
Responding, Education Secretary of the local government, Hon. Olalekan Majiyagbe, expressed immense gratitude to the club, for its benevolent gesture on behalf of the people and authority of the council.
He, however, played the Oliver Twist by asking for more of such facilities such as library equipment, public address system as well as teaching and learning-aid materials from the club.
President of Agege Rotary Club 9110, Agboola Adeniji, responded by saying that the people of Agege could always count on his club in the area of health care and educational assistance for their children.


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