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  • Updated: September 06, 2023

Parents Request Scholarship For Kwara Student Ololade Who Aced WASSCE

Parents Request Scholarship For Kwara Student Ololade Who Ac

The parents of Ololade Adesina, a student in Kwara State who garnered nine A1s in the 2023 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) have pleaded for scholarships for their child.

Ololade's father, Ezekiel Adesina,  appealed to the state government and individuals in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Ilorin on Tuesday.

Ezekiel stated that the family could not sponsor their son's education further due to the serious financial challenges they are facing.

“I am making an earnest plea to the public for support in securing Ololade’s educational future.

“We are at a critical juncture in Ololade’s educational journey; with the support of our community and their belief in his abilities, we can provide him with the stepping stones he needs to forge ahead and achieve his dreams,” he said.

Ezekiel revealed that life became difficult for the family after he lost his job.

He added that Ololade was almost withdrawn from school when they could not afford to pay for his junior secondary school examination.

“It was the parents of his friend that paid for us when he wanted to write his Junior WAEC, his friend told his parents that they were about to withdraw Ololade for lack of financial will,” he said.

Ololade's father, however, appreciated the management of his son's school for a 50 per cent waiver on his WASSCE registration fees.

“Despite Rehoboth College, Ilorin, giving us a 50 per cent slash in fees because Ololade was gifted, the family could not still afford to pay for his WASSCE.

“After sitting for his exams as allowed by Rehoboth College, I could not afford to pay to check his results.

"I had to go for a N5,000 loan to ensure we check his results. To the glory of God, he cleared all with distinction.

“To our greatest surprise, Rehoboth College wrote to us informing us that they have written off over N300,000 debt for us as a form of gift in appreciation to the sterling performance of Ololade at the 2023 WASSCE,” he added.

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