Sixteen primary school pupils have been granted the 2022 Winifred Awosika Foundation Scholarship Awards for their outstanding performances during the Chrisland Schools entrance examination and scholarship test.
The pupils received their scholarship letters and certificates during an awards ceremony held at Chrisland School, Opebi, Lagos, on Friday. They will proceed with their secondary education at Chrisland Schools across the country.
While speaking at the ceremony, Chrisland Schools’ Managing Director, Mrs. Ibironke Adeyemi, disclosed that hundreds of students have benefited from the Winifred Awosika Foundation Scholarship over the years. She stressed that the scheme has since been extended to include pupils who are indigent learners in Owo, Ondo State, and Idimu, Lagos State.
Adeyemi said over a thousand students sat for the test at different centres nationwide, after which the sixteen overall best emerged.
“The scholarship is not just for pupils that are brilliant, but also ones that have potential. It is not for Chrisland Schools’ pupils alone; we have also extended it to cover less-privileged children. The main focus of the initiative is excellence.
“For this edition, we had over 1,000 students who sat for the examination at centres in Abuja, Port Harcourt, Asaba, Eket, and Lagos. In the end, these ones came out tops. These are exceptional ones, and we are proud to honour them. It is also a pride for them as students to have this on their résumé,” she said.
The Managing Director also advised the awardees to keep up their good works, as they stand a chance of increasing the scholarship rate.
“I urge you, children, to continue to do your best. You will have more tasks and subjects in secondary school. So, you have to put in more effort. Let your light continue to shine. Don’t drop your performance. This scholarship is from your year seven to year 12. And if you do exceedingly well, we can increase the percentage,” Adeyemi said.
The Winifred Awosika Foundation Scholarship recognises candidates who perform excellently during Chrisland Schools’ entrance examinations as well as indigent learners from low-income communities in Idimu and Owo.