The Honorable Member representing Warri South West Local Government Area in the Delta State House of Assembly has acted on his promise to ensure people of his area are given opportunity to education.
Guwor on Thursday, December 19, 2019 flagged-off the distribution of free Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME), JAMB, forms to over 300 prospective candidates from Warri South West constituency.
The lawmaker, who stated this in Warri, said he will go further to provide scholarships to the best performing candidates in the JAMB examination, to enable them start and complete their educational programmes in their choice institutions.
Guwor disclosed that no less than two to three persons from each of the 10 wards in WSW LGA would benefit from this scholarship program which will amount to N50,000 per person, yearly.
During his discussion with the beneficiaries, Guwor disclosed that he struggled during his days to go to school, adding that he was creating the platform to ease the challenge most of the candidates would have in acquiring JAMB forms.
He pointed that although JAMB form isn’t so expensive, some parents and candidates cannot afford it.
During a one on one chat with pressmen, Guwor said, “Some very simple things are very keen to success in life.
“As low cost as the Jamb fee is, some persons can’t afford it.
“So I felt it would be wise to now open up more doors for our young ones aspiring to go to the university.
“JAMB is the very basic, it is key to go to school. I felt that it would be my contribution to society, it would be my contribution to the people of Warri South West.
“They have done their part for me by electing me. So, I look at it from my salary, I need to put something together and at the end of the day give back to the society and to motivate young ones.
“It is the same process that I pass through too during my young days. It was difficult for me to gain admission because of the background I was coming from.
“At the end of the day, I struggled to graduate. I don’t want the society to see them struggle the same way I struggled, so I needed to create this platform for them to have free access to education.”
The Delta State House of Assembly member said, the required number of students that would benefit from the scholarship would depend on their performance and if they perform well the numbers can be increased.
He said, “it wouldn’t be anything less than two to three persons per ward that will benefit from the scholarship.
Guwor also said that the program would be on a yearly basis till 2023 and even beyond if he is elected again.
“For the four years that I will stay in office, it will be a continue project and if God helping me, there is another term for me it will be a continuous project for our people.”
Vice Chairman Warri South West, Hon. Author Akpodubakaye said Guwor was one of the politicians that is making true on his promise and further commended him for his effort.
According to him, “I give glory to God Almighty and appreciate Hon. Emomotimi Guwor because some politicians make promises and can not fulfill them.
“But today Emomotimi Guwor has fulfilled one of his electioneering campaign promises. He is a man who has the youth at heart and he made a promise to provide quality education to the youth and this is a step forward to that direction.
“Education is very key and Guwor is propelling the youth to be leaders of tomorrow,” he said.
One of the beneficiaries of the program, Mrs Adline Asokin, a woman in her late 40s, while appreciating Hon. Guwor, said she had always wanted to go to school but there was scarce opportunity.
She said when she heard about the scholarship program, she decided she must partake in the opportunity.