School Children In Lagos West Receive Free Books From Senator Adeola - THE DAILY CRUCIBLE



Friday, October 15, 2021

School Children In Lagos West Receive Free Books From Senator Adeola

           •Adeola and some of the pupils 

| The Daily Crucible | Published Friday, October 15, 2021

Succour came the way of parents, students and pupils alike as Senator Solomon Olamilekan Adeola distributed free educational materials to 97 Senior Secondary schools, 97 Junior Secondary schools and 200 Primary schools in Lagos West Senatorial district of Lagos State. 

Adeola, who is the Chairman, Senate Committee on Finance, released the instructional materials to the beneficiaries  in collaboration with Federal Cooperative College, Oji River, at Vantage Point, Acme Road, Ikeja area of Lagos on Friday. 

Adeola also donated a 16-seater Toyota Hiace bus to teachers for ease of movement.

The programme which is in its first phase, will see the Senator representing Lagos West at the National Assembly distributing no fewer than 15,000 text books to target beneficiaries in his constituents. 

The scheme seeks to make teaching and learning seamless as well as lessen the burden on parents and guidance while striving to give their children and wards access to education.

The TGPS of Education District 6 of Lagos State, Mrs. Okelola Oludara Oyebisi, in her remarks, commended the distinguished Senator for his strides in building the capacity of his constituents and sponsoring the provision of educational materials to pupils and students in Lagos West. 

She assured that the benefitting schools, pupils and students would make maximum use of the materials provided.

While highlighting the importance of the exercise to the educational sector in Lagos State, Chairman of the NUT, Comrade Akintoye Hassan, explained that all over Nigeria what is obtainable is tuition free education and not free education. 

He lauded Adeola for investing in the lives of his constituents and used the opportunity to ask the lawmaker to equally look into the welfare of the teachers with a view to lifting the standard by sponsorship of programmes like he had done to the pupils and students.
The Provost of Federal Cooperative College, Oji River who was represented by Pastor Daniel Okeze, commended Senator Adeola for collaborating with the institution to bring succour to pupils and students. 

 Senator Adeola popularly called Yayi in his remarks, recalled being a product of public schools in Lagos West and found it worthwhile to give back to the system that made him who and what he is today.

 He stressed the importance of English and Mathematics, describing the two subjects as the bedrocks of success in every career, and saying that informed why he was focusing more on them.

He also recalled how lack of text books affected many students while growing up to the extent that many students had to leave home early in order to borrow books from others to do their class assignments or read up topics already discussed by teachers. 

According to him,  with the materials provided, relief had come the way of some parents and students alike.
            •Adeola and some of the pupils 

Senator Adeola hinted that in this Phase 1 of the exercise, he is giving out 15,000 text books to 97 Senior Secondary schools, 97 Junior Secondary schools and 200 Primary schools.

 He also said that the second phase of the exercise would be coming up in few weeks with the same target to reach 97 Senior Secondary schools, 97 Junior Secondary schools and 200 Primary schools.

He pledged to construct 10 new schools in the Senatorial District. Each of the schools is expected to have 6 classrooms, 2 staff rooms, 6 toilets and a borehole. 

He commended the effort of the Executive Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu, in the education sector and said efforts like the exercise he embarked on would  compliment the strides of the Lagos State Government.

The Senator also disclosed that he is organising a computer training programme for graduates in the Lagos West Senatorial District culminating with a Microsoft certification.

Elated pupils and students, who spoke to our correspondent, appreciated Senator Adeola for lifting burdens off the shoulders of their parents with the provision of the educational materials and 
asked God to bless and lift the lawmaker to greater heights.

High point of the event was the handover of the educational materials consisting text books, exercise books, school bags, mathematics sets, writing boards and other materials to the beneficiaries. 


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