National Youth Service Corp (NYSC) Member, Pharm. Eze Daniel Set A Pace to Trigger University Scholarships For Bright SS3 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) Students From Gwoza, Bama, Dikwa, Gamboru Ngala and Their Host Jere.
Pharm. Eze Daniel who is currently serving at University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital (UMTH) Borno State, as a Hospital Pharmacist has set a pace through his program tagged Human Resource Development Project (HRDP) focused on educational capacity building for the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) and their host schools in Jere LGA, Borno state.
The bold steps taken by Pharm. Eze to restore hope of these most vulnerable children who lost some of their parents to the cold hand of death through Boko haram attacks and insurgency in the North-East started when he offered to render mentorship and career orientation programs for the students. He also squeezed out time to teach the SS 3 students Mathematics, Chemistry and Physics in preparation for WAEC, NECO and JAMB. It was in the course of teaching them and giving them right orientation for a brighter future that he discovered they lack basic learning materials like pen, pencil, scientific calculator, maths set etc.
To solve the stated problem, He resorted to begging people via his Whatsapp status, Facebook, His Pharmacist colleagues in UMTH and beyond to come to the assistant of these children. A lot of people who chose to remain anonymous donated N500, N1000, N2000 and so on. At the end, he was able to raised reasonable sum of money from friends and well-wishers which major contributors were Hon. Ajikolo, member representing Jere Constituency in the State House of Assembly and Fatima Yerima Askira, The CEO, Borno Women Development Initiative (BOWDI).
Pharm. Eze was able to provide learning materials for more 200 hundred IDP students from Gwoza, Bama, Dikwa, Gamboru Ngala and Jere, their host community. He also provided COVID-19 palliatives (Hand sanitizer, Liquid soap, food stuffs etc). He also completed WAEC registration fee for one of the students from Government Day Sec. Sch, Gamboru Ngala, who lost his both parents and couldn’t complete WAEC payment. He also provided School uniform for various IDP students from various school.
The last stroke that broke the Carmel’s back was the inter-school science quiz he organised for the nine (9) public schools under Jere. Where he discovered a lot of talented and very intelligent IDP students who couldn’t write JAMB because there is no one to sponsor their university education.
During the grand finale of his Human Resource Development Project (HRDP) which took place on 27th August, 2020 at Government Day Secondary School, Mairi, one of the host school for the IDPs in Maiduguri, the students were encouraged with various categories of award which were presented to the selected students by the dignitaries that graced the occasion like the Hon. Commissioner for Education, Borno state, represented by the Deputy Director of Schools, The Chief Medical Director, UMTH, represented by the Head of Department of Pharmacy, the Dean of Faculty of Pharmaceutical Science, UNIMAID;Chairman, JOHESU, UMTH Branch and many other special guests of honor.
The corps member, Pharm. Eze set a pace that may trigger scholarship for the indigent but intelligent IDP students by handing over a document containing the outcome of his research conducted among the students and their teachers using a questionnaire with a formal letter addressed to various invited guests projecting the need to give future and hope for the intelligent IDP students who really want to go to university but lack sponsors. He stated that he was a product of scholarship throughout his educational career. He therefore, beckon on the government, NGOs and philanthropists to rescue these bright children by giving them scholarship.