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IN SOMOLU: 18 schools benefit from local council initiative

Few weeks after resumption of activities across schools on the Lagos Mainland, pupils attending about 18 primary schools under Somolu local government will have new desks and chairs to use in their respective schools courtesy the Executive Chairman of Somolu Local government, Hon. Abdul Hamed Salawu.

This is because the council boss has just handed over 1,000 chairs and desks to 18 government owned primary schools in the local government area. The schools received 30 sets of two-seater chairs and desks for use among the pupils attending the schools.

The primary schools that benefited from the furniture include Agunbiade Primary School; Baptist Primary School; Ola-Oluwa Primary School; Wright Memorial Primary School; Wesley Memorial Primary School; Ijebu-Tedo Primary School, Palmgrove; S.S Peter $ Paul Primary School; Odunlade Primary School; Oke-Meta Primary School; and Adebule Primary School.

Others are Modupe primary school; ST. Augustine Primary School; ST.Paul (U.N.A.) Primary School; ST. Peter (U.N.A.) Primary School; Bashua Military Primary; Jehova Shallom Primary School; Igbobi Primary School and National Othorpaedic Special School.

The presentation of the items was done at Agunbiade primary school with hundreds of community, political and religious leaders, government functionaries among others in attendance.

At the presentations ceremony, parents, pupils and their teachers were delighted to see the executives and councilors of the local government delivering a dividend of democracy.

Speaking at the event, the Executive Vice Chairman of Somolu LG, Hon. Bowale Sosimi who represented the Chairman, said the furniture presentation is an election promise kept. “Today’s occasion would attest to our electioneering campaign and promise to improve the quality of education at the Local Government level.  This is just a tip of the iceberg of our plans to improve the standard and quality of education,” he said.

He continued that; “I wish to state that this administration since inception has procured G.C.E and Jamb forms regularly to qualified students of this area. We have also inaugurated adult education literacy centres at strategic locations to cater for adults in order to give them second chance to have access to writing and reading.  You will all agree with me that education propels progress and development of any Community.  In the light of this, we are working tirelessly to improve the standard.”

In his goodwill message, the Education Secretary of Somolu Local Government Education Authority (LGEA), Mr. Abidemi Oyatope, expressed his gratitude to the local government Chairman to make learning more interesting for the pupils.

Meanwhile, the council boss also stated that his administration is working to improve the state of learning and other initiatives across the community.

“Distinguished ladies and gentlemen, I want to inform this esteemed gathering that we have concluded plans and arrangement for uniforms, schoolbags, sandals and customised exercise books for (4,280) Four Thousand, Two Hundred And Eighty pupils in all our 18 Primary Schools in the Local Government Area,” he noted.

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