The Rokel Commercial Bank was on Saturday, 27th January 2024 among worthy recipients of the first edition of the National Education Champions Award for Outstanding Contributions to Sierra Leone’s Education and Development organized by the Mamie Mariama Justice Ganawah Education Foundation (MaMJGEF).The Bank, which had made colossal contributions to the country’s education sector, also had its erudite and visionary Managing Director, Dr. Walton Ekundayo Gilpin decorated with a Life Time Achievement Award from the Foundation.
From providing educational scholarships to deserving students, support to student’s union activities, infrastructural support and public lectures to broaden the intellectual capacities of students on financial inclusion and financial literacy, the Bank has remained an undisputed champion for education in Sierra Leone – proudly complementing Government’s interventions in the sector.
As a testament to its unwavering commitment to support the education sector at all times, the Bank actively participated in the recently concluded Education Week organized by the Ministry of Education in the Southern Regional capital of Bo.
Rokel Commercial Bank continues to host, on a regular basis, hundreds of school children eager to learn and understand the dynamics of banking. The students union bodies from Njala University, Fourah Bay College, Milton Margai Technical University, Eastern Polytechnic, Institute of Public Administration and Management (IPAM), University of Makeni (UniMAK) and University of Management and Technology (UNINTECH) have all enjoyed unrivaled partnerships with a Bank that is always ready to support worthy national causes as a way of giving back to society.
Managing Director of Rokel Commercial Bank, Dr. Walton Ekundayo Gilpin, expressed sincere gratitude to the organizers of the National Education Awards, emphasizing the need for all to join hands in promoting education in Sierra Leone.
“Education is the bedrock of development and we can only boast of a sound educational system if we don’t ignore the need to invest in it and for this reason, we commend the Government of Sierra Leone for making education a flagship project. As a bank, our support to the sector will continue to come in diverse ways and we shall be as constant as the Northern Star…,” the Managing Director assured.