The Management of the Ugwumba Center for Leadership Developmnent in Africa has announced the adoption of a 20 year old aircraft builder from Imo State.
Speaking to newsmen in Abuja, the President of the Center, Mr. Uche Nwosu declared that the Center has adopted Master Kenneth Akobundu, a highly talented young technician, who built an aircraft and other movable vehicles in his village in Ehime Mbano, Imo State.
According to Ugwumba Uche Nwosu, “if this young boy, who has no formal training in Engineering or Technology could build an aircraft without any support, who knows the transformation he would bring to the Nigerian economy when he is formally trained as an aeronautic engineer?
We decided to trace him to his hometown at Umuezeala in Ehime Mbano Local Government Area of Imo State after reading some posts about his ingenuity on social media. When I spoke with him and his parents, I discovered that he had all the O’Level requirements, with the following scores: Mathematics (B2); English (C5); Physics (B3); Chemistry (B3); Civic Education (B3); Agricultural Science (B3), Marketing (B3); etc but was denied admission into the Federal University of Technology, Owerri because of his University Matariculation Exam (JAMB) score. Unfortunately, he could not repeat JAMB this year (2021) because of financial constraints.
Such a talent is rare and in a world where technology is the order of the day, we and our partners shall not allow this talent and ambition to be wasted.”
Finally, Ugwumba Uche Nwosu used the opportunity to call on the Government and philanthropists in Nigeria to fish out other talented youths like Kenneth Akobundu in their communities and influence their lives, positively.
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