No fewer than 4,212 Nigerian students have received scholarships worth N3 billion from the MTN Foundation over the past 12 years.
This was stated on Friday by the MTN foundation Director, Mr Dennis Okoro, at the 2021 MTN Scholarship Award and Induction ceremony in Lagos.
He added that this year, the foundation had awarded scholarships to 370 students in various tertiary institutions.
He said the recipients included 300 Science and Technology students in tertiary institutions, 60 blind students in any discipline and 10 best performing students in UTME examinations.
The director congratulated the beneficiaries and the new MNT Alumni and encouraged them to create future for their dreams by being resolute and committed to their visions
“Today is celebration of excellence exemplified by these exceptional young men and women. You must never grow weary of chasing excellence,” he said.
Okoro however said the platform had been encouraging excellence and ensuring some of the nation’s most brilliant minds maximise their potential.