In its resolve to promote science and technology, and empower the blind in Nigeria, MTN Foundation has again awarded hundreds of Nigerian students studying in public tertiary institutions, scholarships to further their education.
In this phase, 300 students studying science and technology-related courses and 60 blind students across various public tertiary institutions will be awarded the MTN Foundation scholarships.
The scholarships covering tuition, book allowance and stipends, will be renewed every year until graduation for existing awardees who have maintained a minimum CGPA of 3.5. So far, the Foundation has awarded over 8,400 scholarships on the schemes.
Speaking on the scholarship schemes, the executive secretary, MTN Foundation, Nonny Ugboma said, “It is always gratifying to empower young Nigerians at different levels. At MTN, we believe that investing in these students is an investment in the future of Nigeria. This is our way of equipping the Nigerian youths for the challenges of the future. We have for the past nine years, awarded students with scholarships, and this year we are excited to be doing it once again. We’re glad to see that many of our scholarships alumni are doing very well in their chosen careers.”
The Foundation continues to support a wide range of pragmatic initiatives designed to aid youth empowerment and job creation including, but not limited to, the Student Innovation Challenge platform and ICT trainings, provision of digital libraries, and ICT laboratories to secondary schools and universities across Nigeria, while also empowering other young Nigerians with scholarships in Music. MTN Foundation is committed to brightening the lives of Nigerians through its three focus areas – education, health and economic empowerment. This commitment is visible in targeted causes such as mother and child, arts and culture, and youth empowerment.