Public schools in Cross River State resumed on September 14, 2016 for the 2016/2017 academic session.
Currently, the Gede Foundation – Lafagre Africa Plc Educational Support Programme has 100 secondary school students spread across 26 schools within six Local Government Areas (Calabar municipality, Akpabuyo, Bakassi, Akampa, Ogaja and Calabar South).
The scholarship covers six years tuition fees, school levies and books for candidates in secondary school. Below are collages of some of the students across schools that have received this support.
The scholarship programme improves school attendance, participation, performance and improvements have been noted in the aforementioned areas as well as an increase in academic performance recorded from collated students’ academic reports of 2014/2015 and 2015/2016 sessions.
Academic performance is not only dependent on fees and books but also on factors such as the availability of trained subject teachers (especially in the sciences), mental, social and physical health of students, study attitude and reading styles and parental influence. Other factors include instructional materials (including library and equipped laboratories).
The picture collages show students across the 26 secondary schools whose fees have been paid and books given, according to the provision of the programme.
Collages show cross section of some of the 100 students for the 2016/2017 academic session.
For this new session, Gede Foundation plans to include other academic and health programmes to boost the scholarship effectiveness. Watch out on our blogs to catch-up on the activities as they unfold.