Igala Education Foundation Awards 45 First Class Students From Universities.

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Forty five first class awardees of the Igala Education Foundation have been Advised to be good Ambassadors of the foundation and to reach it’s set goals of encouraging educational advancement of Igalaland.

The Deputy Governor of kogi state, Chief Edward Onoja, who was represented by the Special Adviser on Education, science and technology, Hon. Gabriel Ottah stated this at the 2021 Igala Education Summit at kogi state university Anyigba.

He said the summit has grown in lips and bounds since it’s establishment by the convener, Late professor Francis Idachaba in year 2000.

According to him , the Government of Alhaji Yahaya Adoza Bello has hundred percent keyed into Eduction positively so as to promote leaders of tomorrow.

Hon . Ottah added that the Deputy Governor has also supported the foundation with kind Donations to the Awardees as a way of encouraging them to push more further academically in the future.

He said in the 2022 Budget Education received higher allocation and promised Implementation so as to execute credible results across all institutions in the state.

He commended the outgoing Executive Director of Igala Education Foundation, Prof. Joseph Omada For his commitment over the years which enabled the Foundation achieve positive goals adding that the new Executive Director should continue to emulate his legacy and leadership style so as to add more value to the foundation.

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Earlier the Vice Chancellor Of kogi state University, Professor Marietu Tenuche Congratulated the First Class Awardees from various institutions for being recognized by the Igala Education Foundation and charged them to be good Ambassadors of the Foundation.

She also commended the Foundation for it’s commitment to the Educational development of Igala sons and daughters .

The VC said the school will continue to Acknowledge the contributions by various sons and daughters who have impacted on their part towards the renovation and development of Kogi sate university over the years .

She also presented the university’s donation of #500,000 to support the Igala Education Foundation for it to achieve more results ahead.

The Chairperson Of the Igala Foundation Foundation, Mrs Achenyo Idachaba Obaro in her speech appreciated the stakeholders of the foundation for not allowing the legacy of the Founder, Late professor Francis Idachaba to die,
stressing that the Igala Education Foundation will continue to achieve better results to encourage educational advancement of Igalaland .

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She Urged the awardees not to relent in their educational pursuits in life adding that their contributions and Ideas towards the growth and progress of the Foundation is welcome.

She appreciated the Deputy Governor, Chief Edward Onoja for his kind donations and commitment and other Igala sons and daughters for their supports to enable the Foundation stand.

The Chairperson Commended Professor Joseph Omada, Executive Director of the Foundation for his sacrifices and wished him well as he bowed out after fifteen years of selfless service.

In his Remark the out Going Executive Director of Igala Education Foundation Professor Joseph Omada, noted that the foundation still has a lot of ground to cover and called for more support.

He advised the awardees to remain connected to the Foundation to achieve the dreams of the founding fathers.

The New Executive Director of the Foundation, Engineer Abdul Audu thanked the Foundation for finding him worthy to put on the crown, stressing that he will always make sure every one is carried along and promised to learn more from his past leaders to enable the Foundation achieve greater results.

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He noted that the Awardees are expected to give back to society as they could go back to various communities and give free tutorials to students to serve as motivating factor to the youth .

He urged the Awardees to quickly return to school for their Masters and PhD as the case may be because they are still young..

One of the Awardees and Parents Chubiyojo Grace OCHENI
and Prof. Sunday OCHENI from Ofu Local Government Area, thanked the Foundation for recognizing their academic abilities and having the opportunity to be part of the Awardees.

They advised all the awardees to use the opportunity to further their eduction and as well give back to the society .

The parents advised the children to keep up the good work and put more efforts in all they do.

Highlights of the event were paper presentation , presentation of certificates and awards, cash donations and contributions From the audience. The event was anchored by a Veteran Broadcaster who is the Director Media of the Foundation, Alhaji Suleiman Ibrahim.

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