Students of Nnamdi Azikiwe University have always devised different names for their lecturers,students in the Department of philosophy,Faculty of Arts in Nnamdi Azikiwe University,Awka have nick named this Professor Mr.Money Bag not only because of his kind heartedness,but for the way he quietly comes too the aid of many students especially when all hopes seem lost. Read on and find out more about Very.Rev.Fr.(Prof) Bonachristus Umeogu and his foundation which he set up to empower indigent students....

Very Rev. Fr. (Prof.) Bonachristus Umeogu Launched His Scholarship Foundation for the less privileged students in Anambra State.

The residents of  Anambra State, stood still on 29th November 2014 for Very Rev. Fr. (Prof.) Bonachristus Umeogu who Launched the first ever Less privileged student scholarship foundation (Christus-Found) for the less-privileged students in the State.

The foundation which began informally, began as act of showing mercy and the willingness to help the poor and destitute amongst Student, where the notable Very Rev. Fr. Bonachristus Umeogu gives out school fees to students who could not afford to pay. Prof. Bonachristus took it upon himself to pay for all of them in a class, not minding the number till no single person was left out. Prof. Bonachristus started this even before he was ordained as a Catholic Priest in Rome.

Since the number of less privileged students, who needed help continued to increase on daily bases,the Very Rev. Fr. (Prof) Bonachristus Umeogu decided to formally open a foundation. This foundation only assess the entries and credibility of students who needs help to make sure they are genuine and not fake.

Today, the foundation has successfully organized – “Unizik who wants to be a millionaire?” season one and two. This has recorded the highest turn out of students from all the tertiary institutions in the state with over hundreds of scholarships that was given to encourage the student-participants.

During the lauching, and formal inauguration of the foundation which took place at Nnamdi Azikiwe University Auditorium, Very Rev. Fr. (Prof.) Bonachristus Umeogu thanked the pioneer board of directors for properly directing the affairs and activities of the foundation with the fear of God.

Very Rev. Fr. (Prof.) Bonachristus Umeogu enjoined well-meaning Nigerians to join the crusade of helping, all children who are working on the streets in order to get back to class where they belong.    

The recent competition organized by the foundation tagged “Unizik Project Fame” lasted for one week. It was an intensive training on different musical presentation and instrumental mastery by Associate Prof. Alvan Ikoku Nwamara, Miss Khaly (Musicologist) and Dr. Chikezie Uzuegbunam from Cape Town University South Africa.

This classical music competition had over one thousand students struggling to emerge as winners of the four years scholarship, three years scholarship and two years scholarship from the foundation.

At the end of the one week intensive competition, Mr. Frank Nnebedum from Psychology Department Unizik emerged the winner of the competition, while Alfred Umeku took the second position from the Faculty of Education. Nneka Lizy Okafor from Engineering Faculty & Clinched the third position.

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