Lagos emerges winner of literacy competition
LAGOS State has emerged the South-West winner of this year’s edition of the Literacy Assessment Competition, organised by the Ovie Brume Educational Foundation, a NGO for pupils in public primary schools in the South-West zone of the country.
The competition sponsored by cement giant, Lafarge Africa Plc., is opened to all public primary schools across the country and is being held in the six geo-political zones.
The South-West zone, which held in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital attracted participants from public schools in all the South-West States of Ogun, Oyo, Lagos, Osun, Ondo and Ekiti. The aim is to improve the pupils’ knowledge of the English Language.
According to the Executive Director of Ovie Brume Foundation, Iwalola Akin-Jimoh, they decided to intervene in the nation’s basic educational sector, having discovered that significant number of pupils in public primary schools could neither read nor write correctly.