Varsity lecturer pays SSCE fees for six orphans

Mr. Raphael Galleh, a lecturer with the Nasarawa State University, Keffi, has paid the Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE) fees for six orphans in the state.

Galleh told the newsmen on Monday in Jos, that the gesture was part of activities scheduled to commemorate his 36th birthday anniversary.

The lecturer is currently a doctoral researcher at the School of Clinical Dentistry in Faculty of Medicine, University of Sheffield, United Kingdom

He explained that the gesture was to cushion the hardship of the poor and less privileged persons in the society.

Galleh, who decried the increasing rate of school dropouts in society due to poverty, said that the gesture was aimed at securing a better future for the beneficiaries.

He explained that the money came from his personal savings, adding that he conceived the idea in 2019.

“Basically, I had this idea since 2019 and the voice kept telling me to do this

“My main intention is to give someone, especially the less privileged ones a ray of hope and a better future.

“As an orphan, I know how the poor and less privileged ones are struggling to meet their needs in the society; I decided to do this to cushion their hardship and support them.

“I give not because I have it all but because I know exactly how it feels not to have anything at all,” Galleh said.

He advised privileged people to always support the poor in their communities in order to bridge existing gaps in society.

The beneficiaries were drawn from various secondary schools across the state.

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