No fewer than six pupils in Police Children’s Schools in Enugu State have been awarded scholarships by the Nigeria Police Scholarship Scheme (NPSS).
The beneficiaries are Miss Mary Ugwu, Master Favour Agu, Miss Ibrahim Aishatu, Master Favour Ike, Master Miracle Okpo and Miss Gift Omire.
Presenting the scholarship certificates to the pupils in Enugu on Saturday, the Enugu State Police Commissioner, Mr Ekechukwu Nwodibo, lauded the Inspector-General of Police (IGP) for the gesture, describing it as unprecedented.
Nwodibo said that the scholarship would see the pupils, who are in primary 2 and primary 3, through their primary education.
He noted that the gesture depicted the force under the leadership of IGP, Solomon Arase, as responsive to the welfare of its officers and men.
The commissioner, however, told the pupils to be studious and to utilise the opportunity of the scholarship to excel.
One of the parents, Mrs Chioma Ugwu, who spoke on behalf of other parents, expressed her appreciation to the force for the gesture.
She prayed for the protection of the IGP and his management team, saying: The force never had this kind of gesture since its inception’’.
The event attracted police officers, head teachers, parents and pupils from Police Children’s School 1 and 2 in Enugu as well as Police Children School, Oji River, near Enugu.