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Jos South/Jos East Constituency: Why we gave out N3.38million scholarship to orphans, indigents students- Hon. Bagos

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Andrew Huboshi, Jos

Member representing Jos South/Jos East Constituency in the House of Representatives, Hon. Dachung Musa Bagos on Wednesday presented scholarship worth N3, 380, 730 million to 598 orphans and indigents students of GSS Chugwi and GSS Godong in Jos South and Jos East Local Government Areas of Plateau State.

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The lawmaker also said most of the beneficiaries are students who lost their parents as a result of violent attacks occasioned by crisis.

He added that as a result of the aforementioned challenges, both the orphans and indigent students, have not been able to paid their school fees for more than one year.

Bagos who was represented by his Senior Legislative Aide, Lang Pwajok who presented a Bank draft of N1, 716, 480 million to 298 students of Government Secondary School Chugwi and N1, 664, 250 million to 300 students of Government Secondary School Godong in Jos East Local Government Area, said the two schools were identify due to poverty and violence that have rocked the communities.

According to the lawmaker, the scholarship will cover for a term, particularly the first term of the 2019/2020 academic session.

“This is not the first time we are doing this, we had in the past given scholarship to students of tertiary institutions, so by awarding scholarship to students of GSS Chugwi in Jos South and GSS Godong in Jos East is just our own way of reaching out to the less privilege.

“We will continue to do this yearly yo equip the next generation with sound education, good health to enable them become useful to the society.”

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Responding, Deputy Directors of Area Educational Directorate of Jos South, Gobgab Rebecca and her Jos East counterpart, Nyam Theophilus Ajang urged the students to take advantage of the scholarship and read hard by making sure they make a difference in the society and urged other representatives to emulate the gesture of Hon. Bagos.

Meantime, a 17- year old SSS 2 Student, Ladi Usman Isah from GSS Godong in Jos East Local Government Area, described the gesture as a great intervention which will enable her complete her secondary school.

Ladi whose parent are peasant farmers said her school fees have not been paid for almost a year, said her parents paid her fees in the previous years through pains and difficulties.

“I am so happy, infact I have been relief of nightmares that I was going through. Each time I go to school, my heart skips when they mention school fees but for now I will concentrate on my studies and my parents will sleep for sometime.”

Also, a 16-year-old SSS 3 Student of Government Secondary School Chugwi, Esther Haruna said she was almost dropping out of school when her parents found it difficult to pay her school fees for about a year when she received news of the scholarship.

Esther expresed gratitude to God and to the lawmaker for given her a lifeline in her academic pursuit and vowed not to disappoint Hon. Bagos, her parents and the society.


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