The Foundation’s fourth scholarship ceremony for the 2015/16 session was held on Saturday November 7, 2015 in the premises of Community High School, Sepeteri in Saki East Local Government Council of Oyo State. Unlike the last three editions, six scholars emerged this year; the sixth, Aminat Muritala, a student of Community High School Sepeteri, was sponsored by Alhaji and Alhaja J. B. Alli-Oluwafuyi.
The five direct beneficiaries from Tomeb Foundation are Karimot Lawal, Anas Tajudeen, Toheeb Folaranmi and Abdulmatin Adeniyi all of Muslim Grammar School, Sepeteri and Sukurat Musa was of Obalufon Grammar School, Sepeteri.
The ceremony was attended by a number of dignatories including Alhaja Mojisola Popoola, the co-founder of Tomeb Foundation, Alhaja Monsurat Alli-Oluwafuyi, co-founder of The Tenets Schools, chairman of Sepeteri Community, Chairman of ANCOPSS in Saki East Local Government, the principals of the three high schools and parents and well-wishers of the beneficiaries. A selection of students from the three schools also graced the occasion. The ceremony was presided over by Alhaji Siju Lawal, a retired Director from the Oyo State Local Government Service Commission.
The Tomeb Foundation scholarship scheme commenced in 2012/13 session with five beneficiaries. This year’s award brings the total beneficiaries to-date to 21. The participating schools are currently the three public high schools in Sepeteri: Community High School, Muslim Grammar School and Obalufon Grammar School.
The Tomeb Foundation scholarship is aimed at supporting brilliant indigent high school students from rural areas in Nigeria. It is a three-year scholarship offered to students going into their fourth year (Senior Secondary School 1) in high school. It covers payment for tuition fees and other miscellaneous fees, provision of all textbooks and notebooks and school uniforms and other materials and payment for WASCE and NECO examinations in year three (final year), subject to a maximum of N50,000 per beneficiary, per session. The sum of N150,000 is spent on a scholar in three years.
We are excited about the contribution of Alhaji and Alhaja Alli-Oluwafuyi, that made it possible to increase the beneficiaries from five to six students this school year.