Former Rep Member to Re-Introduce Education Grant for Tertiary Institution Students in Kogi West

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A former member, House of Representatives, Karimi Sunday, has unveiled plans to re-introduce his education support initiatives for students in tertiary institutions.

Karimi, who represented Yagba federal constituency between 2011 and 2019, made this known when he played host to Concerned Okun Students in Abuja on Sunday.

The former lawmaker said the ‘Karimi Education Support Initiative’ will offer grants to students of Kogi West extraction in public tertiary institutions across the country.

He added that the education initiative will cover the students’ tuition fee which will be paid directly to individual institutions.

Karimi said the committee handling the education initiative is already working out modalities with relevant bodies and institutions on data collection and collation.

According to Hon. Karimi, among the relevant documents required from prospective beneficiaries are: copy of applicant’s last semester result, copy of school identity card, copy of letter/certificate of local government of origin, copy of applicant’s voters card and a copy of applicant’s national identity card.

“The above requirements are needed for proper verification and documentation to avoid the experience we had with similar support initiative to students in higher institutions when I was in the House of Representatives.

“We are changing the modalities because it is very sad to note that our people forget so easily whatever you have done no matter how huge. I give out so many funds supporting the education of students daily but without records.

“Hence, it is important we formalise my efforts with proper documentation and also to enable the public to know about what we are doing,” Karimi explained.

He also mentioned that the process which will commence in April will be technologically driven, and has no political inclination because the motive is to provide relief for indigent students.

Responding, the leader of the group, James Oloni thanked Hon. Karimi for the proposed initiative, adding that his magnanimity and generosity will go a long way to save the education of many students.

Recall that Hon. Karimi had invested heavily in the education of students of Yagba federal constituency origin through his education support initiative where over 400 students of about 10 students per ward were beneficiaries in 2017.

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