Over 50 blind students have graduated from the Federal College of Education (Special), Oyo State with scholarships from the MTN Foundation (MTNF) scholarship for Blind Students.
The graduands were awarded the scholarship after successfully undergoing the selection exercise conducted across the country.
The scholarship covered tuition and book allowances for one year, and was renewable after maintaining a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 2.5.
The MTNF Scholarship Scheme for Blind Students is aimed at providing academic scholarship annually to eligible blind students in accredited public tertiary institution across the six geo-political zones in Nigeria. Currently in its fourth phase, MTNF has awarded scholarships to 451 new and returning awardees. Under the scheme, each beneficiary receives scholarship worth N200, 000 annually.