Six first year Junior Secondary School students from six schools in Koko community of Rivers State have emerged winners of 2016 Total Nigeria Plc scholarship Scheme.
The winners emerged among 94 first year Junior Secondary School students from six schools in Koko who participated in the scholarship exercise mainly for Koko indigenes.
A selection examination was held at the Iwere College Hall, Koko. The schools involved are Iwere College, Fountain Secondary School, Christ the Saviour Secondary School, Christian World Secondary School, Beach Secondary School and St. Michael’s Hall Secondary School.
The students were examined in Mathematics, English and General Knowledge questions set and moderated by external examination consultants.
Subsequently, assessment was done immediately after the exams with technical assistance provided by Teachers and National Youth Service Corps members in the community.
Successful candidates of the 2016 Total Nigeria Plc Scholarship Scheme are: Ezekiel Oyowe, AdaniortisheTonwe Precious, Tuale Happiness, Tonwe Innocent, Otshowo Emmanuel and Emaye Jonah.
For the victorious students, formal notification was issued to them and their parents, the schools and the Education Sub-Committee of the Koko Community Management Authority (KCMA).
Under the scheme, Total provides scholarship to the beneficiaries from JSS1 until the students complete their secondary school education in Koko. The scheme has 5 sets of beneficiaries.
As part of criteria for the scholarship scheme which started four years ago, the students are expected to maintain an average of 70% general academic rating every school term to continue to benefit from the scheme.
Present to witness and participate in the process from the Koko community are some members of the KCMA Education sub-committee Mr. Samson Edun, Omajuwa Eyito and Mr. Eyide Michael. Officials of Total Nigeria Plc were also in attendance.