The Governor of Imo State, Owelle Rochas Okorocha, has offered scholarship to 200 Boko Haram victims and other vulnerable students in Adamawa State
Adamawa State commissioner for Education, Professor Kaletapwa George Farauta, disclosed the development to Journalists yesterday in Yola.
Okorocha had promised, during the laying of the Academy foundation in Yola, that if the school is completed, the institution would offered scholarship to vulnerable children especially children of the IDPs off the streets of Yola because of devastation done them by insurgency.
“The intention of Rochas was from very kind hearted gesture that we are appreciative of.
“It is a step in the right direction.
“I was confident that the pioneer students will excel despite non-completion of some structures at the school site”. She added
She also expressed gratitude over Okorocha’s gesture for building the Academy in Yola.
Faratua said the institution will cater for children of Internally Displaced Persons and other vulnerable groups.
The commissioner said the setting up of the Academy was in collaboration with the Adamawa State government and the Rochas Okorocha Foundation.
She said the sole aim for the collaboration is to advance education of vulnerable children.
This will in turn reduce the number of children roaming the streets of Yola, caused by the insurgency.
Farauta therefore urged politicians and other wealthy individuals in Nigeria to emulate the gesture of the Imo state Governor for the benefit of vulnerable children in the society.
Recall that Okorocha had built the ‘Rochas Foundation Academy’ in Yola, Adamawa State capital early this year.
The Governor said the project is aims to provide education to IDPs, other vulnerable and children of the less-privileged in the state especially those devastated by the Boko Haram insurgency.