“Scholarships promote academic excellence” – Punch Newspapers

THE Commissioner for Education of Lagos State, Folasade Adefisayo commended the MTN Foundation for promoting academic excellence among students through scholarship programs.

According to a statement released on Sunday, Adefisayo revealed this during the 2021 MTN Foundation Scholarship and Induction held at Onikan.

Adefisayo, who was represented by the Director of Science and Technology at the Ministry of Education, Grace Akinfoyewa, said the foundation has demonstrated commitment to improving communities through its corporate social responsibility initiatives. companies.

She said, “I sincerely appreciate the MTN Foundation for this impactful CSR project especially in Lagos State. Indeed, this commendable initiative of awarding scholarships to young students is highly commendable for its derivable opportunities and the way it contributes to the pursuit of academic excellence for science and physically disabled students.

“On behalf of Lagos State, I happily appreciate the MTN Foundation, the organizers of this initiative, and wish them the best as we work together to add value to our state’s education sector and of our nation.”

MTN Foundation Executive Secretary Odunayo Sanya said hundreds of thousands of students applied for the scholarships and only the best of the best were selected.

“Ours is a scholarship that celebrates the spirit of excellence. It is a call to do more. Whenever you feel down, always remember that every year the Foundation receives hundreds of thousands of applications and you did that as a researcher,” she said.

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