BrandArena: Red Star Express restates education strategy & Awards Scholarships

Friday 9 October 2015

Red Star Express restates education strategy & Awards Scholarships

Red Star Express Plc, the foremost logistics services solution provider in Nigeria, has restated the strategic importance of primary and grassroots education as a catalyst for overall economic growth and long term improvement of life. The Managing Director of Red Star Express announced this today in Lagos at the scholarship Awards presentation ceremony. The company awarded scholarship to students from Unity Grammar School and Mafoluku Grammar School, as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility in Lagos.

It was an emotional event as beneficiaries of the annual Red Star Foundation scholarship and parents rose in unison to express their profound gratitude to the management of Red Star Express Plc, the company responsible for the scholarship of some students in public schools in Lagos.

Speaking on behalf of other recipients at the 2015 edition of the award of scholarship, Master Adebayo Mark, an SS1 student of Unity Grammar School, Oshodi commended the company for its commitment to the scholarship programme which, in no small amount, has eased some of the burden shouldered by their parents, especially regarding their educational needs.

During the ceremony held in the schools, in honour of the beneficiaries, Red Star Express Managing Director, Mr. Sule Bichi, explained that the purpose of the scholarship was to encourage young and brilliant Nigerian students to aim for excellence.

To ensure continuity, he implored the beneficiaries to demonstrate continuous academic excellence throughout the duration of the scholarship; they must show exemplary character and integrity. He further encouraged other students to strive to be a Red Star Scholar as there is an opportunity for this every year.

The scholars from indigent homes and public schools were chosen based on presented evidence of demonstrated academic excellence through their previous results and a scholarship examination conducted by University of Lagos Consult.

He noted that the gesture was in accordance with the company’s philosophy of Corporate Social Responsibility which mandates the company to contribute to the development of the society. Red Star Express appropriates a percentage of its annual profit after tax towards the running of the “Red Star Foundation”.

Red Star Express Plc was set up twenty-three years ago to meet your express delivery service commitments through excellent service delivery. Today, we are much more than an express delivery company but a total one stop logistics company. In order to achieve this, we have deployed modern technologies as well as employed the best team of professionals. Currently, our company has 166 offices located in all the state capitals and commercial cities in Nigeria while we deliver shipments to over 550 communities in the country.

A licensee of FedEx, the world’s largest express transportation and Logistics Company in Nigeria.

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