By Ese Obote-Ogwu

Pupils of Ugbolu Primary School 1, Ugbolu, have been advised to avoid distractions, shun wrong company and be focused in their studies.


This advise was given yesterday by Mr IGHO Ekakitie, founder of IgowithIGHO Foundation, in Ugbolu, Oshimili North Local Government Area of Delta State, during the Foundation’s books presentation to pupils.

According to Igho “you are in a transition class and it is a critical stage of your life, avoid bad company and do the right thing for you to be successful in life because any negative decision you take now can destroy you forever”.

Mr. Igho, who was represented by his sister and co-founder of the Foundation, Amb. Pamela Odibeli, shared some of the challenges her brother (Igho Ekakitie) experienced before leaving Nigeria. She disclosed that at a time he was out of school for a while but he never gave up on his dreams before he relocated to the United States of America, and began an educational consulting firm, to help international students cope with the educational system over there.

Amb. Odibeli also disclosed that her late mother (Mrs Phoebe Ekakitie), was a primary school teacher, who despite her meager salary paid examination fees for pupils, mostly for those whose parents could not afford to pay the fees, hence they were keeping her legacy.

The Igo-With-Igho Foundation made a cash donation to the Headmaster of the school for the registration of examination fee for 35 primary six (6) pupils. Free exercise books, school bags and other instructional materials were also distributed.

In his remarks, the Headmaster of the School, Mr Charles Oyiana, expressed gratitude to the Foundation. While saying he was overwhelmed by the gesture of ‘IgoWithIgho Foundation to his school, he said the visit was timely.

Also speaking, the Class Teacher of the primary six pupils, Mrs. Amaechi Nwose, stated that the counsel, the payment of registration fee and learning materials distributed would have a lasting impact on the pupils, stressing that they will always feel happy to be in school.


The School Head boy and girl, Master Emmanuel Igwe and Miss Ebere Chiamaka, on behalf of the pupils thanked the Foundation, and promised that to work hard following the Igo-With-Igho Foundation advice to achieve their dreams and also to always be obedient to ruling authorities.