Education – 6 Pupils Gets Police IG’s Scholarship – To Be Sponsored Till University Level

Six children in Police Central School, Umuahia, on
Tuesday received the 2015 Inspector-General of
Police (I-G) scholarship award up to the
university level.
The Abia Commissioner of Police, Mr Joshak
Habila, while presenting the certificates to the
beneficiaries in Umuahia, said that the I-G’s
gesture was meant to assist indigent and
intelligent children of police personnel to pursue
their education.
Habila said that the I-G introduced the award
because of his belief that “education is the
bedrock of a nation”.
He said that the award was for brilliant children
of police personnel, especially those who died in
active service.
Habila said that the beneficiaries excelled in the
written test and oral interview organised to
select the best.
The list of the beneficiaries included Chidi
Onyedikachukwu (Primary 1); Onyeabor Chimaobi
(Primary 1); Destiny Apeh (Primary 2); Gift
Monday (Primary 2); Florence Egede (Primary 4)
and Joy Chinedu (Primary 5).
Responding on behalf of the beneficiaries, Mr
Alfred Monday, an Inspector of Police, whose
daughter, Gift, benefitted, thanked the I-G for
introducing the award.
The Head Teacher of the school, Mr Dony
Akparanta, also thanked the I-G for the gesture
and gave an assurance that the school would
continue to train children to excel in their
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police has
assured residents of the state of the command’s
readiness to protect lives and property during
and after the Yuletide.
He said that he personally intervened to rescue a
woman and her children from suspected
kidnappers in Umuahia, the state capital on
Tuesday, following a distress call from an
He charged members of the public to assist the
police and other security agencies with useful
information that could help them to fight crime in
the state.
Habila said that there was effective collaboration
among the security agencies, together with the
state vigilance groups, to ensure a reduction in
crime in the area.

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