Ijesa Community Development Assembly Urges Scholarship Recipients to Maintain High Moral And Academic Standards

The Ijesa Community Development Assembly (ICDA) has charged its 250 scholarship recipients at the Federal Science and Technical College, Ilesa, Osun State, to uphold good moral behavior and achieve high academic standards to continue receiving benefits from their sponsors.

During a recent visit to the students, all of whom are of Ijesa descent, ICDA’s leadership, headed by its chairman Asiwaju Yinka Fasuyi, along with distinguished Ijesa traditional rulers, delivered this important message.

Asiwaju Fasuyi emphasized that students must graduate with honors to qualify for future ICDA interventions, which include providing tools of trade for prospective technicians and engineers who excel academically.

He reminded students that their parents had agreed with the ICDA to withdraw scholarships from any recipients found morally deficient during the three-year program.

The Elegboro of Ijebu-jesa, Oba Olufemi Agunsoye, expressed gratitude to the 78 sons and daughters of Ijesaland for their generosity in funding a lasting legacy for indigent students.

He challenged the students to act as exemplary ambassadors for Ijesaland by excelling both academically and morally, making their sponsors proud.

Oba Kehinde Oyeleye, the Ogboni of Ipole, highlighted the importance of science and technical education as a pathway to self-reliance and national technological development.

He stressed that vocational education is essential for entrepreneurship and self-reliance, and should be prioritized by the government.

The school’s principal, Mrs. Olabisi Akinbamijo, welcomed the delegation and praised the Ijesa community for their unprecedented support in funding scholarships that cover lodging and meals for 250 indigent students for three academic sessions.

She urged the beneficiaries to seize this unique opportunity to shape their destinies.

In their votes of thanks, scholarship recipients Miss Deborah Anifowose and Master George Oke prayed for God’s blessings on their sponsors and pledged to uphold good character.

The event was attended by numerous Ijesa dignitaries, including the Obanla of Ilesa, Ogboni of Ilesa, Ogboni of Ipole, Elegboro of Ijebu-jesa, Alademure of Ibokun, Onile Aye of Ile Ayo, Olomu of Ijaregbe, Ado-Oko of Ido Oko, Aringbajo of Igbajo, Alahun of Ilahun Ijesa, Lejoka of Ilesa, Odole of Ilesa, as well as Alhaji Lateef Bakare, Mr. Akin Ajayi Obe, Alagba Wale Idowu, Dr. Toyin Olalemi, Prince Biodun Lufadeju, and Erelu Jumoke Olafadehan.

Images: Isaac Haastrup

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