Akpabuyo/Bakassi/Cal. South Fed. Constituency: Education of selected pupils, students experience boost

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Pupils of primary and students of secondary schools in Akpabuyo/Bakassi/Calabar South Federal Constituency have had their educational ambitions boosted NEGROIDHAVEN has confirmed.

Selected schools in the three local government areas, namely, Akpabuyo, Bakassi and Calabar South, which constitute the said federal constituency have been affected by the educational intervention of the federal lawmaker, Rt. Hon. Joseph Bassey, representing the federal constituency at the tenth (10th) House of Representatives.

The office of the federal lawmaker in collaboration with an indigenous non-profit, non-governmental organisation, namely, Believe Foundation, in June (2023) supported no fewer than two hundred fifty (250) pupils/students across the federal constituency were beneficiaries of the gesture.

While addressing the beneficiaries, the representative of the lawmaker, who incidentally is the Director General of the Foundation, Oliver Orok, and former Commissioner for Agriculture in Cross River state, implored the pupils/students to be diligent in their studies while admonishing them to be of good behaviour. He further reiterated that the educational support, which is on going in phases, was part of the campaign promises of the lawmaker.

His words, ‘More than 10 million naira was disbursed and the beneficiaries in the secondary school category were given N30,000 while the primary school students were given N10,000 each.’

Meanwhile, the coordinator of the scheme in Bakassi, Hon. Grace Bassey, who is the immediate past Councillor representing Ward 7 in 6th Bakassi Legislative Council, thanked the Believe Foundation for the financial support from Rt. Hon. Bassey. Grace Bassey who disclosed that the pupils/students were randomly selected based on needs assessment by school head teachers added that the gesture has put smiles on the ‘faces of future leaders by investing in the future leaders of Bakassi’.

Oliver Orok (L) presenting cheque to a female beneficiary student

She said the educational support in Bakassi alone where she coordinated, impacted 50 primary school pupils and 30 secondary schools in selected schools across the political wards in the LGA.

‘Thank you Believe Foundation for investing in the future leaders of Bakassi, thank you Rt Hon Joseph Bassey, member Representing ABC Federal Constituency for putting smiles on the faces of our future leaders. I pray for more positive and impactful Projects. Well done’, she concluded.