Foundation restates commitment to promoting academic excellence
The Younis Olatunji Basorun Education Foundation (YOBEF) has restated its commitment to promoting academic excellence at all levels of educations in Lagos State.
According to its chairman, Board of Trustees, Alhaji Abayomi Aiyepola, who assured that it will intensify efforts to assist students attain greater heights in their academic pursuit, he said the foundation identifies challenges facing teaching and learning in the 21st century and decided to support government to tackle the myriads of challenges in the sector through offering of scholarship and educational grants to brilliant, but indigent students from Secondary schools across the State.
At a Press Conference in Lagos, he said the foundation remains committed to its goal of modeling students, teachers and school administrators to become true agents of change in the society.
According to him, YOBEF has been promoting the culture of healthy rivalry among schools through schools’ debates and quiz competitions, across all the Education Districts, where prizes are being presented to outstanding students, schools and teachers, likewise bursary awards to aid their academics.
The Chairman stated that capacity building is another tool the foundation uses to help teachers from both primary and secondary schools through training and workshops. “This year’s theme: Better School Administration: Impacting The Right Knowledge On Other Teachers At Their Various Schools.”
On his part, Secretary of the foundation, Mr. Rasheed Adesina said the foundation will also be funding academic research works, adding that plans are underway to extend the annual bursary awards to tertiary institutions for undergraduate and postgraduate students.
Also speaking, a Permanent Secretary in the Lagos State Public Service and a member of Younis Foundation, Dr. Olajide Basorun urged the beneficiaries of the bursary award to use the opportunity judiciously such that the intention of the initiative would be sustained.
One of the beneficiaries of the bursary Award, Mistura Isiaq commended the Foundation for coming to her aid, as her parent would not have been able to pay her examination fees, but for the assistance of the bursary award from the foundation.
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