Full-time Commissioner, Oyo State Local Government Service Commission, Hon. John Adisa-Oke Ph.D has offered scholarship to at least 76 students pursuing various courses at the Best Legacy College of Education.
Oke told Mouthpiece NGR on Wednesday in Ogbomoso that the philanthropic gesture was part of efforts to support the education development of youths in his constituency and Oyo state at large.
The Former House of Representatives Aspirant disclosed that the beneficiaries were drawn from each associations in Ogbomoso totaling 76 after satisfying certain criteria.
He said the scholarship was part of his own little way of boosting development in Ogbomoso, adding that education is critical to the growth and development of any society.
“The scholarship worths N400,000 each for the completion of the 3-year program. I have been doing this for so many years in continuation of my late father’s legacy, Chief I.A.K Oke.
“It gladdens my mind that sixty-seven (67) among the beneficiaries— 3 years ago, during my electioneering campaign, did their convocation on Friday.
“I will continue to support my fellow youths who are willing to embrace education,” he said.
Oke also disclosed that this year scholarship was only extended to associations as he had severally engaged Churches, Mosques, Royal fathers and Community Leaders with slots in Ogbomoso and Oyo state at large.
According to him, the association includes ATWAP, NATA, FIBAN, Soap Maker, NUPENG, Tailor, MAN, Carpenter, ANACOWA, ACOMARAN, Ode Parapo, New Wazo Market, Master Baker, Ijala Ode, Egbe Onilu, Artist & Publicity, Butchers, Black Smith, Bicycle Repair, Sunsun Market, Spare Part Seller, Union of Tipper, Photographer, Mechanic Machine, Radionic, Watch Repair, Elelubo Boluyo, Nylon, House Painter and Panel.
Others are Aluminum, Surveyor, Plumber, Cardigan, Eledu, Plank Supplier, Goat Seller, Oloti Association, Operator Timber, Ogbomoso Shor Maker, Elero Ata, Okada Road Association, Hausa Community, Beer Seller, Igbo Community, Elero Ogi, Iluju Market, Itewure Market, Oja Jagun, Oja Gbo, Oja Akande, Oja Aarada.
Oke noted that scholarship is another alternative to encourage youths to embrace education and have individual transformation.
He commended Seyi Makinde led administration for making education free and accessible to the poorest of the poor house holds.