1,300 Students Get Scholarships In Lagos


No fewer than 1,300 students of Epe origin in Lagos State have so far
benefited from scholarship awards offered by the prestigious Epe Club
in the last 42 years.
The president of the Club, Chief Lanre Rasak
disclosed this at the 2016 Presidential Ileya get-together investiture
of the Lagos State governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode as the Life Patron of
the indigenous body.
Rasak explained that since 1974 when the club
came into existence, the scholarship idea was conceived to address the
educational deficit the Epe division of Lagos was experiencing at the
time.

He
added that the scholarship had been channelled towards tertiary
education of the beneficiaries, noting that the gesture would continue
while the number would be increased from time to time.
“We started with 20, we are hoping to increase the number to 50, 60 and so on annually,” he stated.
He
stressed that unlike some indigenous organisations being used to fan
embers of ethnicity, the club had enhanced the educational status of the
Epe division and fostered unity among the descendants.
“Epe
division before now, had the problem of ethnic nationality between the
Eko-Epe and the Ijebu-Epe, so we thought of a platform to unify all the
nationalities, where we could exhibit genuine love towards one another
and discuss common issues that affect us, this led to the existence of
the club.”

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