EDUCATION: Proprietor Calls on Tompolo, Tonlagha Foundation for Collaboration

updated 11 Mar, 2024

The Director of Icon United Millennium School, Orhuwhorun, in Udu Local Government Area of Delta State, Chief Timothy Ojuyaina, has called on the Tompolo Foundation and the Esther & Matthew Tonlagha Foundation as well as other Ijaw stakeholders in Warri, Udu and environs to collaborate with the school in order to promote quality education for Ijaws and other residents that are less privilege in those areas.

The proprietor made the call during his 50th Birthday Anniversary in the school premises that is located at No. 10 Mission Street, Potters House behind Kepas Filling Station, off Orhuwhorun Road, on Friday, March 8, 2024.

Chief Ojuyaina, a native of Kokodiagbene and Kurutie communities in Gbaramatu Kingdom, Warri South-West area of the State, hinted that one of the principal reasons for establishing the institution was to identify with the Ijaw community in their pursuit of quality education in the urban areas.

According to the celebrant and proprietor of the Icon United Millennium School, the institution which is government approved offers creche, nursery, primary and secondary classes, as well as Computer, French and Speech Transformation lessons in a conducive learning environment with enough spaces for outdoor activities.

"Icon United Millennium School was established in the year 2020 to cater for quality education to pupils and students in Warri, Udu and its environs, most particularly to give some leverage to the Ijaws that are residing in these territories," Chief Ojuyaina stressed.

The proprietor bemoaned the economic challenges in the country of recent times that have impacted negatively on poor parents on their inability to afford quality education for their children, a situation the Director noted has forced some parents to withdraw their wards from attending school.

He therefore appealed to the wealthy in society for sponsorship to help ease the burdens on poor parents as well as afford children the opportunities for quality education.

"Many ijaw parents have stopped their wards from attending school because of the current financial challenges. And so, those who are willing to support in education can encourage scholarship programmes especially in this economic hard times as education remains one of the best legacies they can build for tomorrow."

Chief Ojuyaina said the school, which has a brighter prospect, is also open for partnership especially from the well-to-do Ijaws in the Niger Delta region and that admissions into various classes are currently ongoing in the school.

"Icon United Millennium School is also open for partnership to encourage the young ones, mostly our ijaw people, to afford quality education. Those who are well-to-do financially in the Ijaw Nation can reach out to us for partnership via our phone contact on 09163094427 and 09161728506," he added.


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