Group pledges educational scholarships, grants to Nigerian students

A Group, Bluestream Educational Ltd says it is set to offer 100 per cent educational scholarships and grants to Nigerian students to further their education home and abroad.

AbdulKareem Ogirima, the Group’s Managing Director spoke to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on the sideline of an educational fair on Monday in Abuja.

The fair was organised by the group in collaboration with some top universities in Turkey, U.S. U.K and Canada.

Ogirima said that the gesture was part of the Group’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), adding that Nigerian students were one of the brightest in the world and deserve quality education.

He explained that in addition to the scholarships, Bluestream Educational Ltd was giving grants to students free of charge as long as they are brilliant or show evidence that they deserve such and it is within their budget.

“Our resolve, as part of our CSR is to continue to assist students with the needed information on gaining admission, scholarships and sponsorships.

“We are indeed proud of the performances of Nigerian students and this is what spurs us to do even more.

“We are committed to solving the challenges faced by our students who are seeking admission into various universities around the world.

“So far, we have helped over 1,000 students to gain admission, and also assisted a number of them to get scholarships, this we do with our partners in U.S., Canada, UK, Turkey and other countries.

“This year’s edition will see us give 100 per cent educational scholarships to students who perform excellently well in our in-house examinations.

“We are in partnership with some Turkish universities including; Sabanci University, Isik University, Istinye University, Istanbul Ozyegin University, Bahcesehir University, to mention a few,” he said.

He said the group also offers personalised services based on the student’s budget or academic performance (secondary school transcripts).

He added that their services also include; assisting students improve their scores in IELTS, SAT, JAMB and WAEC as well as giving out educational grants and job opportunities abroad.

Ogirima commended the student loan policy of President Bola Tinubu-led administration.

He said that if well-articulated, the policy would go a long way in improving access to education by Nigerians just as it is done in the U.K. and U.S.

“For us in Nigeria, we are just starting but at least, we know now that the government is talking about student loan which is the way to go.

“The idea will further assist indigent students gain quality education, which is in line with the Federal Government’s policies on inclusive, affordable and accessible education.

“Student loan is not out of place given our current realities and challenges in higher education (HE/FE) pursuit. But it has to be well articulated and domesticated with government’s sincerity of purpose.

“It is a huge investment that should be given all the attention and seriousness it deserves,” he said.

NAN reports that BlueStream Group Ltd is a multinational company that focuses its services on Education, Health, Travel and Hospitality.

Source: News Agency of Nigeria