Commends MOK Foundation For WAEC Scholarship Disbursement To 130 Students In Offa, Oyun LGs
The Proprietor of Lens Polytechnic Offa, Dr. Azeez Yisa Bukky has granted a free education scholarship to a student identified as Muritala Mubarak Olalekan to support the Muhydeen Okunlola Kayode MOK Foundation’s WAEC Scholarship initiative.
Dr. Azeez disclosed this at the groundbreaking event of the Foundation’s WAEC scholarships award to 130 less privileged students in Offa and Oyun Local Governments held in Grammar School Auditorium.
Proprietor congratulated the students for being beneficiaries of MOK Foundation’s WAEC Scholarship disbursement. He urged the students to be focused and determined with their education and admonished them to believe in themselves and always see beyond to aspire for a better future. He said the students can be the next MOK in their respective communities with a focus on education.
He further commended the Founder of the Foundation, Alhaji Muhydeen Okunlola Kayode for contributing meaningfully to the future of the students. He said the scholarship will shape the future of the students positively and give them a good focus to pursue their desired careers and be great in life.
Also speaking, the Special Adviser on Education to the Governor of Kwara State, Dr. Adetola Ariyike Salau commended the Muhydeen Okunlola Kayode (MOK) Foundation for a laudable disbursement of WAEC Scholarship to 130 less privileged students in Offa and Oyun Local Governments of the State.
She noted that the Foundation’s commitment to providing WAEC scholarships for over 130 less privileged students in Kwara State, with a concentration on Offa and Oyun LGs, exemplifies the transformative impact of collaborative efforts. She added that it is a shining example of how private partnerships can bridge gaps and pave the way for a brighter future for the youths in Kwara communities.
According to her, ” “Our presence here is not merely a testament to our commitment to education but a shared acknowledgment of the transformative power it holds in shaping the destiny of individuals and communities. Today, we convene under the theme ‘Catalyzing Change: Private Partnerships in Education for Kwara’s Bright Future,’ a subject that resonates deeply with the mission of fostering accessible education for all.
Earlier, the Foundation’s representative, Mr. Saheed Lawal in an exclusive address highlighted the developmental projects of MOK that have been successfully initiated. The philanthropic projects cut across educational support, youths and sports, agriculture, health care support, security, empowerment, food distribution among others.
While giving a background of the Foundation, he stated that the MOK Foundation is a non-governmental and non-discriminatory philanthropic organization officially established in March 2023 with the clear vision of creating a better and more equitable world for all especially the people of Offa, Oyun, and some other parts of Kwara. He said the Foundation focuses more on the people at the grassroots, less privileged, indigents in the society and the people living with disabilities.
While praying for the Founder, Alhaji Muhydeen Okunlola Kayode for the laudable services to humanity within the short period, he said the Foundation will not relent its committed efforts to create a ripple effect among the people at the grassroots through constant interventions and empowerment engagements.
The 130 beneficiaries of WAEC Scholarships spread across the following schools: Offa Grammar School (OGS), Ansar-Ud-Deen (AUD) College, Anglican Comprehensive College, Olalomi Comprehensive College, Ansarul Islam Secondary School, Moremi High School, Iyeru Okin African Secondary School, Tawakalitu Grammar School, Taoheed Secondary School, Iyeru Grammar School, St Mark Secondary School, Government Secondary School, Government Day Secondary School, St Claire’s Girls Secondary School, Offa Community Secondary School, Offa Baptist Secondary School, Okin High School, Nawar-Ud-Deen Secondary School, Oyun Baptist High School, Goodness Royal College among others.
Dignitaries present at the event were Olofa in Council led by High Chief Asalofa of Offa, Alhaji Isiaka Adebayo Shittu, Offa Descendants’ Union (ODU) National President, Alhaji Salako Olaniyi, represented by ODU National Social Secretary, Muhydeen Idowu Oladipo; OGS Senior Secondary school Principal, FT Salami; HOD Social Sciences and Humanity at the Federal Polytechnic Offa, Mr. Bammeke Muyideen; The Head Coach, Olalomi royal volleyball club, Mrs. Faremi Bukola Mary; Former SA On Special Duties to Kwara Governor, Hon. Waheed Olanrewaju Alenuloro among others.