The Oasis Reporters
October 17, 2019
When Master Akajiugo Amucheazi won a much coveted award for the 2019 Cambridge Immerse Scholarship following his qualification through a rigorous nomination round, it went to prove that his school, James Hope College, was a worthy citadel to be reckoned with, not only in its location in the serene environment of Agbor, Delta State, but nationally and internationally.
Amazingly, the much coveted award came merely a few months after the College published its outstanding IGCSE result, recording 100% score in 14 subjects (A* – C). Akajiugo then joined other award winners worldwide in Cambridge, from August 11 to August 24, 2019 for their intensive course.
This Scholars Programme is an excellent accolade for any high-performing student interested in pursuing further studies at a leading university.
The college was founded as one of the educational initiatives of the Jim Ovia Foundation, which offers its students a world-class education at a subsidized rate as a way of giving something back to the society that raised and nurtured Jim Ovia, founder of Zenith Bank plc.
The College has just acquired the property of American International School Lagos, to establish James Hope College in Lagos and the event was held at the Civic Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos on Wednesday.
Chairman, Jim Ovia Foundation, Mr. Jim Ovia,CON as host, was on hand to receive His Excellency, the Executive Governor of Lagos, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Representative of the American Ambassador to Nigeria, Ms. Carol Cox, Chairman, Board of Directors, American International School Lagos (AISL), Mr. Ali Safieddine; Managing Partner, Olaniwun Ajayi, Prof Konyinsola Ajayi, SAN; and Member, Board of Trustees, James Hope College, Prof. Oyewusi Ibidapo Obe, OFR at the signing ceremony of the acquisition.
It will also be recalled that Mr. Jim Ovia (CON) was nurtured in the United States of America for his tertiary education, and that was where he acquired the grounding for the establishment of Zenith Bank with cutting edge technology, hitherto unknown in the Nigerian banking sphere.
Little wonder, in a matter of few years, it rose to peak in the topmost belt of Nigeria’s Tier-1 banks, and now in some African countries with operational offices in the UK, China, UAE and a few other global destinations.
The highly respected banking and financial guru who sees being a Chief Executive Officer of any business as “a calling”, made the cover of The Economist magazine December 2011 edition, “Africa Rising”, compellingly so, as Zenith Bank became listed on the London Stock Exchange.