In a bid to ensure that his people are educated, King Adedokun Abolarin is providing free education for them at Abolarin College in Oke Ila, Osun state.
The monarch also provides free food, free hostels, free internet, free uniforms, free laptops and constant electricity for them.
According to a post on Twitter by Africa Facts Zone and credited to Dr Harvey Oluwafunmilayo, the traditional ruler also teaches in the school.
In other news, Ive Jones, a North Carolina graduating senior at Apex Friendship High School has a lot to be excited about after being admitted into 45 universities with over $4 million (N1,561,040,000) in scholarships.
In spite of the toll of the novel coronavirus pandemic on schools which has affected commencements everywhere, Jones is still celebrating her admirable accomplishment.
The 17-year old is graduating with distinction with acceptance letters from 45 out of the 50 schools she applied to and more than $4 million in academic scholarships.
Jones worked hard to get to where she is today.
At just 11 years old, she organised a fundraising campaign to help children in Africa who were orphaned as a result of the Ebola pandemic, setting an initial goal of $4,000 and raising nearly $30,000.
In 2019, she also organised a health conference in Raleigh, North Carolina, to encourage young women and people of colour to pursue careers in STEM.
She has always had an interest in the health sector and has focused most of her energy thus far on making an impact there.
”As a student, these things are things we’re going to be discussing in class and I’m going to need to know thoroughly in order to apply my knowledge later on,” she told becauseofthemwecan.
Ive has settled on Princeton University where she plans to major in Global Health on a full scholarship.
Her mother, Catherine Jones, who’s from West Africa, said she’s just so proud of her daughter.