Nigerians Laud MTN Foundation on Skills Devt


Emma Okonji

Parents and guardians of 26 MTNF/MUSON Scholars have commended the efforts of MTN Foundation for sponsoring the training of students on skills development. They gave the commendation as the 10th set of music scholars graduated with the Diploma in music certification in Lagos.

The graduating students were provided a great opportunity to exhibit their mastery of musical instruments and vocal renditions, while demonstrating to the audience some of the dexterous skills they have acquired after the rigorous music training.

Speaking at the event, Director, MTN Foundation, Mr. Dennis Okoro, said: “I must commend the students and the board of MUSON for living the values of the initiative as enabled by MTN Foundation through the years. We have no doubt that you will make this country proud with your acquired skills.”

While presenting the best three graduating students, who lived up to the standards of the MTN Foundation and greatly exhibited values of excellence, creativity, leadership and integrity, the Executive Secretary of the MTN Foundation, Ms. Nonny Ugboma, lauded the tenacity and dedication of the graduands.

“Your tenacity, hard work and dedication to your craft have inspired us to extend the same opportunity given you to others, year after year. The vigour you have displayed in the two years of this program will serve you well in the real world. Yes, it is highly competitive out there but if you keep working hard and stay true to yourself you will be successful,” she said.

Impressed at the outstanding performances, the director of the MUSON School of Music, Mrs. Marion Akpata, described the display as scintillating and extolled MTNFoundation’s gesture at investing in the lives of the Nigerian youth particularly through music.

“At MUSON, we are deeply grateful and excited about this productive partnership with MTN Foundation which has ensured the renaissance of classical music in Nigeria. Real music demands training, talent, focus and devotion and these have been properly instilled in the graduands as we hope to see them excel in whatever capacity they chose to practice,” Akpata said.