By Francis Sadhere, Warri
The United Kingdom (UK) chapter of the Urhobo Progress Union (UPU) has paid the second instalment of the scholarships it awarded to 48 Urhobo students in tertiary education institutions in the state.
The group had promised to lift the educational standard of Urhobo students who benefitted from its 2017/2018 scholarship scheme.
The National Secretary, Urhobo Progress Union (UPU) in the UK, Olorogun Theodore Ochuko Arayki, said that the scholarships were in line with the vision of UPU (UK) President, Chief Emmanuel Okpako Ganiga and his members.
Ganiga said that the payment was in fulfilment of the members’ promise to raise the standard of education of Urhobo citizens in the 21st Century.
He charged parents to always monitor the activities of their children and wards, and teach them to become worthy ambassadors of Urhobo nation, adding, “I enjoin our elders and parents to teach our children our customs and traditions, teach them our language. Let us preserve our culture and language. There is hope and bright future for the Urhobo nation, these are the future leaders.”
Each student received the first instalment of N50, 000.which was disbursed in February 2018 while the second instalment would be completed today.