The Dangote Foundation, yesterday made a scholarship donation of N20 million to James Hope College Agbor, in Delta State.
The scholarship is to cover the school fees of selected indigent students through the secondary school years.
Presenting the donation at the school premises in Agbor, the Chief Executive Officer of the Foundation, Zouera Youssoufou said education is an area the Foundation was interested in because it is central to the development of the society.
She explained that the Foundation would continue to do all within its resources to help in the uplifting of the education and health care standards, both of which, she disclosed, that the Foundation had invested heavily.
“Education is key to future development of our youths and the society.
Most countries of the world referred to as developed achieved the height because they placed premium on education,” she noted.
According to her, the Dangote Foundation would continue to partner with groups and appropriate institutions to identify potential among the disadvantaged students in secondary schools and help them develop their potentials through scholarships.
Youssoufou said education and knowledge acquisition remain a core responsibility in the discharge of the corporate social responsibility of the Foundation, pointing out that “we have a common synergy with James Hope College in the area of education development of our youths and we hope that our efforts will encourage others to contribute their own quota to educational advancement of Nigerians and Nigeria.”