26 Ogun Pupils Bag NICON Insurance Awards0
No fewer than 26 secondary school pupils in Ogun State have been feted by the NICION Insurance Plc for distinguishing themselves in internal examinations conducted by their various schools.
The pupils, who were drawn from public schools across the 20 local governments of the state, received monetary awards, textbooks and other learning materials that are relevant to the subjects being offered in schools.
The event is the First Annual Academics Award for Best Students in the State Public Schools. It is entitled: Disability and medical expenses insurance coverage for students in public schools in Ogun State.
It was organised by NICON in collaboration with the state’s Ministry of Education Science and Technology to compensate students who may suffer accidental injuries while their studentship in public schools in the state lasted.
Speaking during the award ceremony at the National Union of Teachers (NUT) Secretariat, Kuto, Abeokuta, the Managing Director of NICON Insurance, Mr Emmanuel Jegede, said the synergy between the firm and Ogun government gave birth to the Students Welfare Insurance Scheme (SWISS).
The arrangement makes it the responsibility of NICON to provide automatic scholarship to any student who lost his sponsor while still in school.
“Today, we are here because visionary leaders in the government of the state know the significant role of education for the future development of the state and so decided to invest in the children to give them a secured future.
“We, therefore, stand here today as proud partners of the government of Ogun State and lift up the spirits of these deserving pupils who have distinguished themselves in their academics.
“It also serves at a broader level as a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) of NICON Insurance to the business environment where it operates,” Jegede said.
He charged the beneficiaries not to forget the values of hard work, commitment and dedication as they step into another phase of their endeavours.
The state Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Mr Segun Odubela, commended NICON management for being a worthy partner of the administration of Governor Ibikunle Amosun.
“I sincerely appreciate the management and staff of NICON Insurance Plc who deemed it fit to reward the students that have been insured some of whom have also benefited from the scheme at both Junior and Secondary Schols. I need, therefore, to laud the management of NICON Insurance Plc for identifying with the dreams of this administration led by Governor Amosun through this monumental investment in education as exemplified in their scheme,” he said.
Source: The Nation