The 16 students who departed Port Harcourt Airport on Tuesday night will now study different courses ranging from Medicine, Mechanical Engineering and Law and Political Science at Kirklareli University in Turkey.
The beneficiaries were selected after passing the OPM screening test.
According to the General Overseer of Omega Power Ministries OPM – Apostle Chibuzor Chinyere, the aim is to give the students the best form of education.
Apostle Chibuzor noted that the students were selected on merit, adding that he wants to lift many families out of poverty.
He also said that education is the best legacy to give our young generations because the future of the country lies on them.
“It’s a non-denominational and non-tribal programme. It’s by merit. They took exams and passed and were selected. It is in a way trying to lift a lot of people. When you lift one single person in a family, you have lifted the whole family. We’ve been sending a lot of people on international scholarships to different countries like United Kingdom, United States Canada, Cyprus, but this is the first time we are sending many people abroad to study,” he said.
He stressed that another set of students will also travel abroad for studies.
According to him, the next set of students to receive international scholarships would be around 20.
Below are names of the beneficiaries:
1 Charles Onyeka
2 Chiagozie Victorious
3 Precious Chijoke
4 Harold David
5 Prince Festus
6 Kelvin Isaiah
7 Emmanuel John
8 Grace Obienu Ukamaka
9 Emmaunuel Olisa
10 Sunday Victory
11 Chukuma Woko
12 Enemuo Chibuzor
13 Nwaeze Marvellous Uchechi
14 Hums Alfa Akachi
15 Ekeke Goodluck Onyekewa
16 Janet Ogbo