It was a delightful moment for staff and pupils of Onidjor Primary School, Uwheru in Ughelli North Local Government Area, Delta State as Hon. Umukoro O. Innocent Support Group for Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, All Progressive Congress (APC) Governorship Candidate for Delta State donated exercise books to the pupils.
The donation according to Hon. Umukoro Innocent, a staunch APC member, was part of his initiative in supporting pupils in primary schools in Ughelli local government, especially the indigent ones.
The children numbering over 200 from primary one to six, were gifted several exercise books of 40 leaves each.
Addressing the staff and pupils on his mission to the school, Hon. Umukoro said his desire to embark on donating the books to pupils is borne out of the fact that education is the bedrock of any nation and as such, he felt no child should be denied the opportunity of acquiring sound education just because of his or her parental background. He however urged the pupils to be good children who will better society in the future, noting that education is a light that can drive away ignorance, timidity and poverty.
Earlier in her welcome address, Head Teacher of the school, Mrs. Helen Eshomi, expressed her gratitude to the donor, stating that since resumption of the new academic session, many pupils have not been able to resume school as result of inability of their parents to afford exercise books and other learning materials, but said with the kind gesture of Hon. Umukoro Innocent, many of the parents will now heave a sigh of relief as their children and wards will now have something to write on and learn with.
“I am very glad and excited today because Hon. Innocent Umukoro have done a wonderful thing. The parents of some of these pupils have not been able to afford their books. But now all of them that are present today in school have received several note books, not just one or two, and this will go along way for them”.
She commended the Honourable for also giving her large quantity of notebooks for students who are yet to resume school, adding that it is going to be the talk of the community all through as he has dine noble.
Head Girl of the School, Miss Franca Stephen thanked the donor and prayed God to bless him in all his endeavors and call on pupils who have not resume school to come so that they could as well benefit from the donation.
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