Sekibo Charges Beneficiaries Of Foreign Scholarship Awards
Beneficiaries of the Senator George Thompson Sekibo’s undergraduate scholarship scheme have been charged to be worthy ambassadors of their family, state and the nation in Diaspora.
Senator representing Rivers East Senatorial District and sponsor of the scholarship scheme, Senator George Thompson Sekibo gave the charge at the formal award presentation of the award to 10 candidates to study in the Republic of Benin.
He charged beneficiaries to be committed to their academics activities to avoid poor grades. Adding that they have a task of portraying a positive image of the country on the global stage.
He said, “You must be properly regulated at all times, conduct yourself in a responsible manner knowing that you’re an ambassador of your family, this state and Nigeria. You have a task to set records in your fields of study. Be committed, focused and exemplary in your character”.
In his remark, Engineer Emmanuel Amatemeso, father of a beneficiary appreciated the senator for his gesture. Stating that, the senator was building a legacy that will outlive him.
Stressing the need for beneficiaries to take their academic activities seriously, Engr. Amatemeso pointed out that hard work, dedication and commitment guarantees success in all spheres.
Also speaking, another parent, Mr. Emeka Orji thanked the Senator for the gesture and cautioned the students to reciprocate the Senator’s gesture by showing good character and commitment to their studies.
Speaking with The Vortex, a beneficiary, Mr. Samson Kinika stated that the scholarship would afford him an opportunity to achieve his dream of studying outside the country. Adding that he will remain committed to his academic pursuits to get the best result. He further appreciated the Senator for deeming him fit as a recipient of the scholarship scheme and prayed God to bless him.
He said, “As a child, I’ve always dreamt of studying outside the country and I’m glad that dream is coming true. I know the expectations on me and my colleagues are high, but we’ll remain committed to our academic activities to ensure we don’t fail”.