The Each One Aid One Foundation has said it is not getting sidetracked from its focus of registering 3000 Abia youths to participate in the upcoming Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board (JAMB) examination free of charge.
Speaking to Abia Online in Isuikwuato LGA, the Programmes and Communication Manager for the Foundation, Mr. Smith Chukwuma John added that, with Umunneochi to be visited to complete a full round of the 17 local government areas of the State, the Foundation is ready to register more than anticipated if that number is mobilized.
“We have been to Arochukwu, Bender and now Isuikwuato and it’s been quite interesting outings. The students have been eternally grateful for the kind gesture, and highly cooperative as well. They have expressed their gratitude to the Founder of the Foundation, Engr. Enyinnaya Nwafor who came to their rescue as many of them neither had plans nor hopes to register for the UTME exams.
No matter the distance we are poised to make more impacts in our society as well as bridge the gap between the present and the future of students in Abia State. We are closing up on 3000 free registrations already and with the strong positive impression we are recieving from the beneficiaries and parents alike, we can even surpass that number if they’re mobilized,” he continued.
Mr. Smith decried the fraudulent manner in which some individuals in the business collects monies from students whom they would later convey to be registered at the venue of the Foundation’s exercise. He stressed that the Foundation would not request of any students to pay a dime but instead gives stipends to students coming from a distance for the registration.
He further advised the students to make efficient use of the golden opportunity by reading very hard to pass their JAMB exam, urging them to always check the Foundation’s news portals to be properly and timely informed of the proposed upcoming scholarship program for those who will pass their JAMB exam and scale through Post-Utme.
In an interview, some of beneficiaries who spoke to Abia Online could not hide their excitement and appreciation to the Foundation and the Sponsor, Engr. Enyinnaya Nwafor for remembering the poor and underprivileged. Speaking were, Obasi Josephat Michael, Nwaobodo Precious Nkemakolam, Ekpewerendu Chioma Mercy, Chesaokpo Princess Chioma, Okoli Chiamaka Christabel, Christian Glory Ozioma, Chima Chiemela Grace, Odumuko Ogugua Daniel, Kalu Festus Chibuzo.
They said their parents had given up on their hope for the university education due to severe financial hardship, blaming the emergence COVID-19 pandemic as the root cause. They prayed that such opportunity be given to others who are also in dire need of it.