By providing infrastructure, supporting research and providing learning support materials, we augment the Government’s efforts and create an environment conducive to learning, which will impact lives positively.
FirstBank Research-Based Endowment Fund
With over N400 million invested in endowments, the Bank has supported research in various areas of education in the country since 1994. Through these endowments 12 universities, the Bank has created a platform for intellectual discourse and research in the Nigerian education sector. Professorial chairs in the Universities of Maiduguri and Nnamdi Azikiwe have recently completed the following reports:
- Rainwater Harvesting for Tree Crops in North Eastern Part of Nigeria (University of Maiduguri) and
- Fifty Years of Banking Sector Reforms in Nigeria – Past Lessons, Future Imperatives (Nnamdi Azikwe University).
Through the CEO’s Annual Merit Award, the Bank provided scholarships to 13 underprivileged primary school children.
FirstBank Learning Infrastructure Support
The Bank has invested huge resources to provide vital infrastructure in 12 universities across the six geo-political zones of Nigeria. In 2011, a 500-seater lecture theatre was handed over to the Faculty of Social Science, Obafemi Awolowo University Ife, which provides a conducive learning environment to six departments and over 2,000 students.
FirstBank Learning Support Materials
We continue to respond to numerous requests from various schools and institutions of learning by donating FirstBank-branded exercise books and school kits. In 2011, the Bank supported over 10,000 school children and university undergraduates with exercise books and school kits.