Foundation Presents WAEC Scholarships to 130 Kwara Indigent Students
Offa, Kwara State – In a commendable effort to bolster education in Kwara State, the Muhydeen Okunlola Kayode (MOK) Foundation has distributed West African Examination Council (WAEC) scholarships to more than 130 underprivileged students hailing from Offa and Oyun local government areas.
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During the scholarship presentation ceremony held at the auditorium of Offa Grammar School, Mr Muhydeen Okunlola Kayode, the foundation’s founder, conveyed his commitment to educational development. He was represented at the event by Mr Saheed Lawal, a director of the foundation.
Mr Kayode announced that in addition to the WAEC scholarships, the foundation is poised to provide free Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board (JAMB) forms, and further support the beneficiaries through their tertiary education, should they excel in their qualifying exams.
Addressing the attendees, Mr Kayode underscored the foundation’s multifaceted impact in areas such as education, agriculture, health, youth development, sports, security, and empowerment.
Expressing the motivation behind the scholarship initiative, Kayode emphasized his passion for humanity, community development, and a desire to give back to society. He assured the community of more developmental initiatives from the foundation in the future.
The disbursement ceremony drew a substantial turnout of students, parents, and guests who were enthralled by a range of educative and inspiring programs. High points included the presentation of scholarship awards and a lecture titled ‘Catalyzing Change: Private Partnerships in Education for Kwara’s Bright Future.’
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The guest speaker, Dr Adetola Ariyike Salau, Special Adviser on Education to the Governor of Kwara State, highlighted the significance of private partnerships in enhancing access to quality education. Dr Yisa Bukola Azeez of Lens Polytechnic Offa encouraged students to aspire for success and contribute to the improvement of their respective communities.
Recipients, parents, and school representatives expressed gratitude for the WAEC scholarships provided by the MOK Foundation. The Olofa of Offa, Oba Mufutau Gbadamasi, commended the foundation’s initiative, noting that it marked a historic moment for the community as the first large-scale scholarship scheme awarded by a private individual.
Represented by his Council of Chiefs, Oba Mufutau Gbadamasi described the MOK Foundation as a true ambassador of development and a compassionate advocate for the less privileged. The foundation’s commitment to educational advancement continues to serve as a beacon of hope for the youth in Kwara State.