CSR: Red Star Express restates commitment to education, awards scholarships

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From Left to right: Victor Ukwat(GM Sales), Hakeem Adekoya (LG Rep.) Adebayo Mark (Scholar), Olagunju Suliat(Scholar), Sule Umar Bichi(MD Red Star Express), Moses Daniel(Scholar), Ngozi Ochokwu (Marketing Manager)
Lagos, Nigeria. 9th October, 2015. Red Star Express Plc has restated the strategic importance of primary and grassroots education as a catalyst for overall economic growth and long term improvement of life. The Managing Director of Red Star Express announced this today in Lagos at the scholarship Awards presentation ceremony. 
The company awarded scholarship to students from Unity Grammar School and Mafoluku Grammar School, as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility in Lagos.
 It was an emotional event as beneficiaries of the annual Red Star Foundation scholarship and parents rose in unison to express their profound gratitude to the management of Red Star Express Plc, the company responsible for the scholarship of some students in public schools in Lagos.
 Speaking on behalf of other recipients at the 2015 edition of the award of scholarship, Master Adebayo Mark, an SS1 student of Unity Grammar School, Oshodi commended the company for its commitment to the scholarship programme which, in no small amount, has eased some of the burden shouldered by their parents, especially regarding their educational needs.
 During the ceremony held in the schools, in honour of the beneficiaries, Red Star Express Managing Director, Mr. Sule Bichi, explained that the purpose of the scholarship was to encourage young and brilliant Nigerian students to aim for excellence.
 To ensure continuity, he implored the beneficiaries to demonstrate continuous academic excellence throughout the duration of the scholarship; they must show exemplary character and integrity. He further encouraged other students to strive to be a Red Star Scholar as there is an opportunity for this every year.
 The scholars from indigent homes and public schools were chosen based on presented evidence of demonstrated academic excellence through their previous results and a scholarship examination conducted by University of Lagos Consult.