A total of 27 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Uhogua, Ovia North East Local Government Area of Edo State, have University education due paucity of funds.
But, 145 other Candidates have been registered for the 2022 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) while 157 IDPs from the camp studying in tertiary institutions in Nigeria.
Pastor Solomon Folorunsho, Coordinator of the camp disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday.
Folorunsho who run by the Home for the Needy Foundation and the International Christian Centre for Missions also revealed that 12 other IDPs were unable to be enrolled because they had issues with their National Identification Number (NIN).
Earlier, the management of the Centre enrolled 74 IDPs for the 2022 West African Senior Secondary Certificate Examination.
According to Folorunsho, “It has not been easy for sometime now, but what can we do?
“They are our children, brothers, sisters and parents; so, we have resolved to continue to strive and do the much we can, believing that God will touch the hearts of kind Nigerians to assist us.
“We have been getting assistance and donations from some persons, but we are still asking for more from others.
“We can’t allow their dreams to die because of the situation they found themselves; so, we will continue to strive to bequeath them with the best gift that will help them to achieve their dreams and not be liabilities to the society, and that is education”, he said.
Folorunsho, appealed for financial assistance from well-meaning individuals, groups and organisations.
He however assured that feeding of the almost 4,000 IDPs, it would not relent in ensuring that the IDPs would have education despite the challenges faced by the management.
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