July 18, 2024

#Kaduna: #Access Bank PLC Expands #Educational Horizons with 60 New #Classrooms


#Kaduna: #Access Bank PLC Expands #Educational Horizons with 60 New #Classrooms

#Kaduna: #Access Bank PLC Expands #Educational Horizons with 60 New #Classrooms
L-R: Roosevelt Ogbonna, FCA, CFA, Managing Director/CEO, Access Bank Group; Adamu Atta, Founder, Fifth Chukker; Uba Sani, Executive Governor, Kaduna; Aigboje Aig-Imoukhuede, CFR, Chairman, Access Holdings Plc, and Paul Usoro, SAN, Chairman, Access Bank Group, at the 2024 Access Bank UNICEF Charity Shield Polo Tournament held in Kaduna …Saturday.

In a landmark initiative for educational advancement, Access Bank PLC, a frontrunner in African finance, has initiated the construction of 60 new classrooms in Maraban Jos, Kaduna. This significant stride was announced during the 2024 Access Bank Charity Polo Tournament and is an extension of the bank’s ongoing commitment to education and community upliftment, following the inauguration of 30 classroom blocks at the previous year’s event.

Upon completion of the project, Access Bank aims to double the number of enrolees in the Access Bank Fifth Chukker School, which has seen about 14,000 children benefiting from access to quality education and social welfare.

Speaking at the groundbreaking ceremony, Roosevelt Ogbonna, FCA, CFA, Access Bank’s Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, stated that the project is part of a broad mission to enhance educational opportunities for underprivileged children and ultimately alleviate poverty across Africa.

According to Ogbonna, “Nigeria faces a profound challenge. Over 12 million of our children are out of school, with a significant number residing in the northern region. This unpleasant reality compels us to act, transforming despair into hope, and ensuring that every child is afforded the opportunity to dream and achieve.

“In line with our mission to drive prosperity across Africa, we are proud to flag-off the construction of an additional 60 classrooms that will soon echo with the laughter and choruses of our young minds learning. These classrooms will serve as more than just buildings; they will be sanctuaries of hope, where the dreams of thousands of children will be nurtured, and futures will be forged. We will continue to work with our partners to create a brighter, more equitable future for the African child.”

The Executive Governor of Kaduna, Uba Sani, lauded the efforts of Access Bank, Fifth Chukker and UNICEF for their commitment to improving the levels of education in the state. He added that Kaduna will continue to do its part in fostering the goal to reduce the number of out-of-school children in the region.

#Kaduna: #Access Bank PLC Expands #Educational Horizons with 60 New #Classrooms

“Kaduna is happy to have partners in Access Bank, Fifth Chukker and UNICEF as we work to ensure that our children have access to quality education. We believe that all children have a right to formal education, and we look forward to more groundbreaking projects,” Sani stated.

The Access Bank Polo Tournament has consistently made a profound impact, not only by addressing the critical need for educational infrastructure but also by alleviating classroom congestion. The tournament’s influence transcends Nigerian borders, reaching as far as South Africa, where annual contributions are channeled through the Nelson Mandela Foundation Children’s Fund to support disadvantaged youth.

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