Chief Whip of the Senate, Orji Kalu, on Saturday hosted two students that would be travelling out of the country for university education.
The students, who are beneficiaries of Orji Uzor Kalu Foundation, would leave Nigeria for Venezuela on Monday, even as the ongoing strike embarked by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) continues to take a toll on Nigerian University System.
The former Abia State governor, who received the students at his residence in Abuja alongside a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and ex-minister of aviation , Femi Fani-Kayode, said the beneficiaries were selected on merit.
“This afternoon, I hosted new set of beneficiaries of Orji Uzor Kalu Foundation traveling on Monday for a six year study in medicine and surgery in South America at the Venezuela’s prestigious University, Latinoamerican Medicine School-Escuela.
“Just like other beneficiaries, these two beneficiaries were selected on merit by the Foundation and today is my first day of meeting them and their parents. Congratulations to Dike Peace Amarachi and Onwuchekwa Michael Chukwuemeka. I wish them well with the hope they make themselves, their parents, our foundation and country proud, ” Kalu said in a post on his official social media pages on Saturday.