Three Oyo Students Bags Karim Adeyemi Scholarship

Three students in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, bagged scholarships on Wednesday after an essay competition that was organized by a foundation owned by Nigerian-born footballer Karim Adeyemi.

Ajala Faheezah who is a student of Oladipo Alayande School of Science, Ibadan emerged as the overall winner of the essay competition with the topic “Uniting A Nation: The Role Of Football in Promoting Social Inclusion And National Peace”

Faheezah got a cash prize of N300,000, while the two other students, Abiola Khalid from Oke-Ado High School and Ogundele Emmanuel from Ikolaba Grammar School, went home with a cash prize of N250,000 and N200,000, respectively.

The three winners were also awarded certificates of achievement and branded books from the Karim Adeyemi Foundation and Access Bank.

In addition to the cash prize and gifts won by the students, the winners of the essay competition were awarded scholarships until the completion of their secondary school education.

Faheezah, while speaking after the presentation on behalf of other winners, appreciated the foundation for the competition.

According to the awardee, she said it would help students in no small measure to develop academically.

The Chief Operating Officer of the foundation, Olaolu Adedayo, in his remark, said the foundation started operations just a year ago and has made numerous interventions in football development in Oyo State, Nigeria. He also noted that the essay competition was its maiden edition in education.

“We believe that education is the key to unlocking potential and creating a brighter future for all, and that is why we are proud to offer scholarships to the top three students in public secondary schools in Oyo State based on their performance in the essay competition,” he partly added.

The President of the Foundation, Abiodun Adeyemi, while collaborating with Adedayo, made it known that the foundation is poised to support students in realizing their educational dreams.

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