Beneficiaries of the MTNF Scholarship scheme were full of praise over its support and opportunities their partnership with MTN has afforded them. These accounts of joy and appreciation were made public at the MTNF scholarship scheme’s Alumni induction for 2018.
Victor, now a Corp member serving in the capital territory Abuja is one beneficiary of the scheme ho shared his story at the induction ceremony in Abuja. Victor revealed he had found a lifelong friend in MTN as they literally helped him through school with the funds he was given for books, feeding, and tuition. He recalled how difficult it was for him to transport himself from Ilorin to Lagos to write the qualifying exams some few years back. in fact, he had to sleep in a warehouse on arriving Lagos just so he could write the exam.
Victory currently serves in a reputable oil company in Abuja, a fact he credits to the sponsorship he received throughout his tertiary education. He called MTN more than a company, but a friend that he will cherish for a long time.
Another Alumni of the scholarship scheme at the Owerri induction, Gbenga who is visually impaired said MTN taught him a vital life lesson which is that his physical condition should not be a barrier to achieving his dreams and for that he will forever be grateful as his life has changed dramatically ever since MTN decided to invest in his education.
‘MTNF has come to stay in Nigeria, I am very happy to be a beneficiary and now an alumnus of MTNF. This scheme has been helpful and supportive to me and also my family during my studies in and out of school, I am forever grateful to MNTF and if I am opportuned to payback I will joyously do that a million fold. Please MTN Nigeria keep up with the good works, God will surely lift you higher,’ said Akpologun Jude Oyime, a graduate of computer engineering from the University of Benin.
Adigun Fatima Bolajoko, a graduate of Electrical Electronics Engineering from FUTMinna also had impressive things to say about the scheme. ‘The MTNF scholarship scheme has changed a lot of lives, mine inclusive. I’ve been so honored to be a scholar and now an alumnus. Being part of the scheme pushed me a lot harder and encouraged me to set and achieve my goals. It has been a stepping stone and I have the incentive to strive for greater heights. I’d like to encourage other students and graduates out there not to relent in their hard work and not to give up on their dreams because u never know how far you can go until you try. Thanks to MTN, thank you MTNF, thanks for being my greatest connect.’
Since the turn of the year, a total of 1,164 scholarships have been awarded to deserving students in various educational institutions across the country and over eight thousand scholarships worth more than 1.6 billion Naira have also been awarded to students since MTN foundation launched the scheme in 2011