Pupils in Lagos Island get learning kits

By Ifeoma Onochie   |   24 September 2015   |   3:20 am  

Executive Secretary of Lagos Island Local Government, Adetoyese Olusi (left) presenting some of the school kits to the pupils on Monday.

Executive Secretary of Lagos Island Local Government, Adetoyese Olusi (left) presenting some of the school kits to the pupils on Monday.

Thousands of pupils in 11 public primary schools and five secondary schools in Lagos Island Local Government on Monday were handed free school kits, which included uniforms, school bags, sandals, socks, textbooks and other learning materials.

The occasion was the eighth in the series of the council’s education legacy project tagged ‘My Complete Student Initiative’ and it had in attendance representative of the Deputy Governor, Mrs. Idiat Oluranti Adebule, representative of Senator Oluremi Tinubu, a delegation of high chiefs from the Oba of Lagos palace and the Deputy Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly and former chairman of the local government, Wasiu Eshilokun, among others.

Presenting the school kits and learning aids to the pupils, Executive Secretary of Lagos Island Local Government, Adetoyese Olusi, said it gave him a sense of joy and accomplishment not only of touching the lives of future generations positively but also lifting a huge burden of cost of items off the shoulders of parents who had sent their wards to public primary and secondary schools in the council.

“It is great joy continuing this legacy bequeathed to me by the immediate past administration of Wasiu Eshilokun Sanni, who is the present Deputy Speaker of Lagos House o Assembly, an administration I served as Supervisor for Education and Vice Chairman. I have witnessed seven editions of this programme and on each occasion, I am always filled with joy for equipping our children to be prepared for greater challenges ahead of them and ensuring our society grooms leaders of tomorrow.”

As a result of the sustenance of the initiative, the council boss noted that no parent in Lagos Island have any excuse to allow their children wander the streets during school hours on the excuse of inability to afford basic learning aids.

“Our records in the last seven years both in terms of enrolment and performance in examination and inter-school competitions such as Spelling Bee, have indicated that we are on the right path to bringing back the glorious days of our public primary school system,” he added.



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