The chairman of GUO Transport Services Company Limited, Chief Godwin Ubaka Okeke, has empowered over 100 indigent students in Anambra State with scholarships.
The students are drawn from all the tiers of the country’s educational system.
The transport guru, who, however, declined to reveal how much it cost him to keep the beneficiaries in school, said that he feels fulfilled seeing people shedding tears of joy after they are empowered by him, GUO, as he popularly called, explained that he floated the scholarship scheme as a way of appreciating God who has been so good to him.
Okeke, who is also the chairman and chief executive officer (CEO) of GU Okeke and Sons Limited, added “it is a thing of joy for me to see students who would have dropped out of school becoming successful professionals.”
He told journalists in Awka, the Anambra State capital that it was for that singular reason that he constructed the English Language Department building which was converted to Chinese Language Development Centre at Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka and a three-storey building to accommodate 400 students at Paul’s University. Awka.
Okeke, who is also the chairman, Board of Trustees, Godwin & Patricia Okeke Foundation, urged the affluent to always remember the less privileged in the society.
A law degree student at the Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka, who is a beneficiary of the scholarship scheme, Juliet Okafor, thanked GUO for his succor, noting that she wouldn’t have continued her studies after the demise of her parents.
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