Ethiopian indigent students arrive Rochas Foundation College

Ethiopian indigent students arrive Rochas Foundation College

- Senator Rochas Okorocha's investment in education across Africa is unrivaled

- The former Imo state governor continues to invest in education across the continent

- Another set of students from Ethiopia has arrived in Nigeria to benefit from the senator's foundation

The Rochas Foundation College For Africa has welcomed another set of indigent students from Ethiopia to partake in its free education programme

The new students arrived at the Nigerian capital, Abuja where they were received by a delegation of the Ethiopian embassy in the Federal Capital Territory and staff of the Rochas Foundation.

“Our vision is to bring five kids from each of the fifty-five African countries under one roof and give them the best education possible.

“We firmly believe that this would not only help reduce poverty and illiteracy in Africa but it would also serve as a major bridge-building exercise that further strengthen the unity of the black race,” a statement by the media director of the Rochas Foundation, Ahmed Mustapha said.

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The statement revealed that the new students visited the foundation's headquarters in Abuja, after which they met with Okorocha.

They were later flown to Owerri where the college is located to begin classes.

In the last twenty-one years, the foundation has offered free education to indigent children from across the country.

As governor of Imo state, Okorochas was known for his bias towards education and made it free and compulsory for all children in the state.

The college had a month ago welcomed new students from Uganda and Mozambique, making it 16 African countries benefiting from the free education initiative of the foundation.

The foundation also recently announced its plans to build schools inside Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camp in Abuja.

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