Two students from Nkpogwu community in Port Harcourt Local Government of Rivers state have been awarded a full tuition scholarship by Eunisell Chemicals, a leading African specialty fluids management company.
The beneficiaries, Vincent Nbinye and Victoria Dede, JSS1 student of Stella Maris College, Port Harcourt and 100 level student of the University of Port Harcourt respectively will enjoy a full tuition scholarship throughout their stay in school.
Addressing newsmen at the award presentation, the Chief Executive Officer of the company, Mr Ken Amadi stated that “since we began our operations almost two decades ago, we have continued to ensure that the impact of our success as a Nigerian company is felt right within the grassroots and communities where we operate and this year is no exception. We have chosen to support 2 students this year to assist them with the requisite education; knowledge and skills that will enable them perform efficiently and effectively as future leaders. It is my belief that this scholarship will have a positive impact on the education and career milestones of these students, their immediate community and the country at large”
Amadi also advised the students to take their education seriously, as this was the most important legacy any one can give a child. In his words, “I urge both of you to take your studies very seriously, there are a lot of vices in the community these days but I want you to focus on your education and stay away from every bad behaviour. Education is the best legacy anyone can give to you. You must endeavour to remain focused at all times” he concluded.
Elated by the award, the students expressed gratitude to the company for its decision to support their community. For Victoria Dede, the award was a dream comes true. “I was very excited when I was told I had been selected to the 2015 scholarship by Eunisell. I have heard about some students who have benefited from such scholarships even from other companies before but this is my first time of getting a scholarship and I feel very good about this. I promise to perform well in school and make my community proud”. Vincent on the other hand pledged to apply any knowledge gained in school on his community as he pledged to remain studious and stay away from bad influence.
While expressing his gratitude for selecting Nkpogwu, the community leader, Elder Barry Iwezor said his community will continue to support the operations of Eunisell. He noted that “this is the first of such gesture by any company to our community. We thank you, we will not disappoint you and we assure you that these students will focus on their studies always”.