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Patoranking who goes by the government name of Patrick Nnaemeka Okorie announced 10 students as winners for the 2020 full scholarship for students who will be attending the African Leadership University (ALU).
The 10 were selected from hundreds of applications from all parts of the African continent.
The musician announced back in 2019 that he would be instituting a scholarship scheme for promising students seeking university education, to study at the Rwanda and Mauritius campuses of the ALU.
The lucky students who won the scholarship are, Chidera Nnadozie, Emmanuel Markwei, Hardness Range, Hanisani Nleya, Amos Kusamba, Emmanuel Okorwoit, Sandra Mugeniwayesu, Abdulmaleek Usman, Kafumba Daramay and Youssouf Ouedraogo.
The 10 beneficiaries were from Nigeria, Ghana, Tanzania, Rwanda, Zimbabwe, Uganda, Liberia, Burkina Faso and Kenya.
The scholarship package sees to it that beneficiaries tuition are fully covered, including other study-related costs as well.
“These young Africans have distinguished themselves through their vision, resilience, and the impact they have
already made in their communities despite their financial limitations. They have demonstrated exceptional potential in becoming part of the next generation of leaders that will greatly improve the continent, and it’s the potential impact that I see them making that gets me excited,” Patoranking said.
“I will be following up personally with each Patoranking Scholar throughout the duration of their study at ALU, and will support their development into entrepreneurial leaders,” he added.
Tino Elgar, ALU Director of Admissions, whiles speaking on the outcome for the musician’s scholarships scheme for this year said that, “we are excited to receive these 10 Patoranking Scholars to both our Rwanda and Mauritius Campuses for the 2020 session. The scholarship was highly contested and these young Africans were able to stand out clearly with an impressive story. We are even more confident that they will go on to create positive change starting from their communities.”
ALU and Patoranking teamed up to set up the scholarship scheme to identify brilliant but needy African students who also have a keen interest in communal change in various parts of the continent. The scheme aims to help give such exceptional individuals some needed push to get to the next level.