WARRI—To bridge the gap in education in Warri Kingdom, the Itsekiri Education Trust, IET, has awarded scholarships to 13 Itsekiri undergraduate students studying in various universities across Nigeria.
Presenting cheques for the scholarships in Warri, the Olu of Warri, His Majesty Ogiame Ikenwoli, charged the awardees to key into the vision of IET by making judicious use of scholarships given to them and continue to be law abiding students in their various institutions across Nigeria.
The Olu of Warri, who was represented by the Ewolufun of Warri Kingdom, Chief Rowland Omagbemi, charged the awardees to maintain good grades in their academic work, and shun activities that will distract them from their academic pursuit especially cultism which is prevalent in our universities.
“The scholarship given to you is not meant for frivolous things, it is meant for the purchase of books, research and academic endearvous that will enhance and improve academic studies that will enable you excel in your various areas of study and stand out as good ambassadors of the high moral value of Warri Kingdom.
“Our forebears blazed the trail in education as a result of early contact with the Western world, we can not be lagging behind in education, therefore, use this scholarship wisely.”
Earliar in his welcome address, acting Chairman, IET, Gbesimi Akperi stated that pursuit of total education of all Itsekiri sons and daughters will be the vehicle for development and transformation of Warri Kingdom.
“This vision is achievable if all Itsekiri sons and daughters contribute to the funding of IET. We call on prominent Itsekiri sons and daughters home and abroad to come together to support the trust. “The objective of IET is to own educational institutions on behalf of all Itsekiri at secondary and tertiary level research centres as well as skill training centres.”