Foundation collaborates Rotary Club Uyo to register 22 inmates for 2022 WAEC, donate 965 uniforms to Secondary School

 

No fewer than 22 inmates of the Uyo command of the Nigerian Correctional Service have been registered for the 2022 West African Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination by Ini Ememobong Foundation in collaboration with the Rotary Club of Uyo.

Similarly, the duo also donated 965 school uniforms to students and several new wrappers to teachers of Union Secondary School in Ibiaku, Ibiono Ibom Local Government Area.

The benefitting inmates include 17 females and five males, currently serving various jail terms at the correctional facility along Willington Bassey Way, Uyo, Akwa Ibom state.

Addressing the beneficiaries of the school uniforms in Ibiono Ibom, the Chairman, Ini Ememobong Foundation, and President of Rotary Club of Uyo Metropolis, Comrade Ini Ememobong, said the gesture was in line with the free and compulsory education policy of the state government.

Ememobong who is also the Commissioner for Information and Strategy in Akwa Ibom, said the gesture was a call to service for public-spirited individuals to support government effort in extending the opportunity to be educated to every class of Akwa Ibom children.

“This gesture is in support of what the State Governor Mr. Udom Emmanuel is doing in the education sector. Government can not do it alone, therefore, people must rise to the occasion, and Rotary Club International realized that a long time ago and rose to the occasion globally.

“Her Excellency, the First Lady of our state is also very passionate about the girl-child-education, and the upholding of the dignity of the girl-child, therefore, this project is done to complement what she is doing for humanity through her NGO, FEYREP, so that our daughters can continue to look beautiful even in their school uniforms.

Speaking at the ceremony, The District Governor of Rotary 9142, Dr. Okey Okonkwo, said the collaboration has further helped the Club to attain a milestone achievement in its humanitarian services to the people.

“I am particularly thrilled by the number of the beneficiaries this single collaboration has been able to touch, and I want to commend the Ini Ememobong Foundation for this show of love to the students because I know that this would go a long way to enhance their welfare”, he said.

Earlier, the Commissioner had also led members of Rotary Club of Uyo Metropolis on a courtesy visit to the Department of History and International Studies at the University of Uyo, where he instituted and also presented a check of 400,000 ( Four Hundred Thousand Naira ) Rotary Peace Scholarship for Peace and Conflict Resolutions for Masters and Doctorate candidates studying in the department.

He said the Scholarship Award was instituted to help train people who would serve as qualified conflict managers, in order to restore peace in areas where their services would be most needed.

His words “We at Rotary believe that we can take local actions that can affect the international communities, therefore there is no reason for a department like this, which is known for chuning out bright students not to have an instituted programme that would enable us to sponsor research in vital areas of human existence, and I sincerely hope that with this effort, more research would be carried out in Conflict Resolutions”.

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