A total of 38 secondary school students have been awarded education grants by the Akogun Educational Support Initiative (AESI) in Kwara State.
The benefitting students had participated in a debate competition on the causes and solutions to ethnic crisis in Nigeria, with two participants drawn from five secondary schools in Ifelodun local government council area of the state.
The schools include; FOMWAN Comprehensive College, Okeode, Agbona Secondary School, Share, Oke-ode Grammar School, Oke-ode and Government Secondary School, Babanla.
FOMWAN Comprehensive College, Oke-ode, emerged the first position with a total point of 70 percent, while Agbona High School, Share, and Government Secondary School Babanla, were the first and second runners up with 63 percent and 46 percent, respectively. Oke-Ode Grammar School, Oke-ode, had 48 percent.
The organizer of the scholarship award, Comrade Akogun, while speaking at the event which held at Oke- ode town, Ilorin noted that the program was organized to boost the academic excellence of the students of the area.
Also speaking at the event, the Director of State Security Service(DSS), Dr Abdulsalam Bolakale Abdulsalam called on the government to rise up to the development of education in the country, adding that this remains the only legacy to pass on to the citizens.