Delta Deputy Speaker registers 100 constituents for JAMB
Posted by Enweliku Kent, Asaba | 10 April 2017 | 2,164 times
Deputy Speaker of Delta State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Friday Ossai Osanebi, has announced plans to register 100 of his constituents in the ongoing Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) examination this year through his foundation – the Friday Osanebi Foundation.
The Foundation’s Secretary, Agbanashi Obinne, who made this known in Asaba, said: “I am happy to convey to you, our chairman’s approval, to purchase the forms and also register with JAMB, one hundred students from Ndokwa East in the ongoing JAMB registration exercise for the 2017 examination.”
He disclosed that the intent of the legislator was to consolidate on his human capital development drive, which has necessitated the investment of millions into scholarships and academic materials for indigent and brilliant Deltans, especially those of Anioma extraction.
“The Deputy Speaker is not happy at the number of our people that are able to access higher learning, because of the terrain and other factors that discouraged a good number of our youths from pushing higher,” Agbanashi said.
He also said that the gesture was to increase the number of Ndokwa East students that would gain admission into higher institutions this year and to further ensure the foundation’s undergraduate scholarship scheme admit more of the Deputy Speaker’s constituents.
“Sometimes we look for our people to be given some of our scholarships, because when we put certain bench marks in the scholarship scheme, you hardly see a good number of them come up. I think it’s due to the poor academic foundations they had, because of the terrain. Amongst other things, what the JAMB registration programme will do for us, is to encourage and register some poor and challenged constituents, enhance the education of our youths, make registration easy for them and above all build human capital,” the Deputy Speaker was quoted as saying.