The DAD Foundation funded by Chief Sunday Dare, minister of Youth and Sports Development, has awarded a scholarship to an indigent student of the University of Benine, UNIBEN, Jennifer Efemonghe.
This followed a pathetic interview the student granted BBC in which she showcased how she carries cement at construction sites in order to meet her needs. Dare subsequently asked members of the public and BBC to avail him the contact details of the 20 year old with the intent to offer her support.
He thereafter offered the 200 level Banking and Finance student full scholarship under the DAD Foundation set up in memorial of his late father.
In a release, John Joshua Akanji, special assistant, Media to the Minister of Youths and Sports Development, said:
“Moved by her hard work and zeal to earn education and a decent living, the Minister has committed to paying both her tuition and accommodation bills till she completes her University education in 3 years’ time.
“He appealed to the 20 year old to be a good role model and worthy representative of the youth by achieving academic excellence.
“The Minister admonished her not to return to the menial cement carrying job, but rather to concentrate on her studies to emerge with outstanding results.”