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#Osun Monarch Appeals To FG To Resolve #ASUU Crisis#NYSC—-Olowu of Kuta, HRM Oba Adekunle Makama oyelude, Tegbosun iii, has appealed to the federal government to resolve the lingering crisis involving it and the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, without further delay.

Olowu made this appeal on Tuesday when his convoy ran into the road block mounted by National Association of Nigerian Students’ NANS on Lagos/Ibadan Expressway protesting the lingering crisis.

The monarch who addressed the students body and urged them to open the expressway to ensure free flow of traffic promised to take up the issue with the authorities concerned.


He, however, commended the students for listening to him and the security for the way they handled the peaceful protest from degenerating to fracas.

Oba Makama on his Facebook page wrote; “Earlier today we ran into a massive protest by National Association of Nigerian Students, NANS, on the lingering ASUU strike,
“Their massive protest Grand traffic to a halt on the ever busy lagos ibadan express way,
“As a father and Natural Ruler I have to led other traditional rulers on my Entourage to Address the Organisers of the protest so as to Ameliorate the suffering of the commuters on the ever busy Highway,
“I’m appealing to the relevant authorities to please save the future leaders of our nation from becoming vanguard of Destruction by considering all various options in Resolving the problem.

“Thanks to all our Very Responsible students unions for listening to us and reopened the Highway,
“Thanks to the Security agents for being very civil and highly cautious in handling the situation.
May the future of our children’s not be destroyed,.’amin ase edumare.”

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Take Education Back To its Standard: Ireti Primary School Ikoyi Alumni Charges Government

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Take Education Back To its Standard: Ireti Primary School Ikoyi Alumni Charges Government—-October 1st was fun filled at Ireti Primary School Ikoyi as the Alumni held it’s first gathering since the existence of the school 63years ago. A grassroot institution that has tutored successful and well-meaning Nigerians.

The President of the Alumni, Mrs Tayo Gbajabiamila Olamona in an interview with Newsmen spoke lengthy about the projects the Alumni has earmarked in order to provide some basic amenities for the benefits of the pupils. The project includes the renovation of the School toilets and the sick bay.

In her words, she said ” the Alumni is focused on putting back the school to its old glory which was that of Excellence, upgrading the standard to embrace more valuable pupils for decades to come without going into extinction or loosing it’s worth“.

She however appealed to the government to improve the standard of Education back to how it was decades ago, most especially the public schools. She stated that the foundation of learning is the primary education and the quality needs to be upgraded so that children with parents that has little will be accommodated and still match up with private schools in standard.

Using herself and fellow Alumni, as being results of good quality but affordable primary education instilled years back, “Our parents, at that time, did not have to break the bank to pay school fees and we also got quality education and won in competitions against pupils from private schools”, she revealed.

She further indulged her peers to be more participatory in the affairs of the Alumni association and also help to seek out unaware members.

L-R: Mr King VP, Mrs Tosin OLABIMTAN PRO, Mr Deolu Dina Secretary, Mrs Tayo Gbajabiamila Olumona President,Dr Tunji Olowolafe( Chairman of the occasion) and Arc. Yinka Williams

Speaking at the event, the Chairman of the event, Dr Olatunji Olowolafe, a Veteran Engineer endeared his fellow Alumnus (Iretians) to please put heads together and improve the standard of their Alma Mata by assisting with basic infrastructures that the school needs. He also added that Primary education is key to the journey of human existence as it is the most fundamental form of education that should not be taken with levity, and that the quality of education posed at a child in the primary level aids in what a child becomes in future.

He also noted that Provisions should be made for pupils that may be having shortcomings. He further assured that a bank account will be open for receiving funds to aid the less privilege and Iretians in Need.

Other members of the Alumni present at the event took turns to introduce themselves as they also recount their various experiences at the school and how it has played a vital role in their journey to success in life.

The guests at the event were thrilled with cultural performance by pupils of the school who were in celebration mood to mark this year’s Independence Day celebration. A playlet themed Unity and Oneness was also acted to entertain the audience.

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RCCG Solid Rock Donates Modern School Building To Lagos Government

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RCCG Solid Rock Donates Modern School Building To Lagos Government

RCCG Solid Rock Donates Modern School Building To Lagos GovernmentThe Redeemed Christian Church of God, Lagos Province 40, Solid Rock Parish, Ojodu has donated a Modern School Building of 10 classrooms, its third in that community, to the Lagos State Government.

The 10- classroom block complex built in Ojodu Primary School was handed over to the government in a brief but colorful ceremony held on Friday, July 8 at the school compound.

Speaking at the handover ceremony, the Pastor In Charge, Lagos Province 40, Pastor Bola Odutola restated that, ‘’RCCG Lagos Province 40 has been providing assistance to support education development efforts by Lagos State Government through various projects.’’

RCCG Solid Rock Donates Modern School Building To Lagos Government

RCCG Solid Rock Donates Modern School Building To Lagos Government

Still explaining further, Odutola said, ‘’ as a church, we believe that education is one of the important sectors for the socio-economic development of any country and it is, therefore, essential that we all work together to assist the Government in delivering quality education for all.’’

He said, ‘’we also believe it is important for all the children to learn in a conducive and safe environment, hence the resolve of our church to support the Government continuously.’’

‘’ We seek to mitigate the problem of overcrowded classrooms in this community thereby making the learning environment conducive for learners and educators. We are driven by a resolve to restore dignity to our public schools as most of us are beneficiaries of quality education from public schools.’’

‘’We are, therefore, very pleased with the successful completion of the construction of this block of classrooms,’’ Odutola stated.

While expressing gratitude to the builders and other professionals involved for their efforts, as well as the principal and staff of Ojodu

primary School for their cooperation, Odutola urged the school authority to ensure that the new block of classrooms is well -utilized and properly maintained.

RCCG Solid Rock Donates Modern School Building To Lagos Government

RCCG Solid Rock Donates Modern School Building To Lagos Government

In her response to the good efforts of the church, Lagos State Commissioner for Education, Mrs. Folashade Adefisayo, who received the school on behalf of the government, expressed appreciation to the church saying, ‘’ the state had a long and good relationship with the Redeemed Christian Church of God.’’

She said, ‘’ On behalf of Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-olu, we thank the church very much. We are proud of the relationship with RCCG. This is not the first RCCG church project I am commissioning as a Commissioner. My own first commissioning as a Commissioner was a school built by RCCG church in Lagos Island where they also gave school bags and a lot of school equipment to children. Again, I say thank you.’’

Adefisayo also urged the school authority to maintain the building and make sure the facilities are always in good condition.

Also present at the event to anchor the formal presentation of the building was Pastor Brown Oyitso, Intercontinental CSR Missions Coordinator of RCCG. In his speech, he commended LP 40 and other provinces of the church for their swift and prompt response to the directive of the General Overseer, Pastor E.A Adeboye, asking all provinces of the church to impact positively on their host communities.

Oyitso, who came with many other ministers involved in Christian Social Responsibility programmes of the church, stated that Christian Social Responsibility provides a conscious avenue for Christians to make a visible impact in various key areas that can impact society. “Where others see societal challenges as unscalable barriers all around the world, we see opportunities to take decisive effort to create solutions as we work with people, communities, leaders, and governments worldwide” he explained.

It could be recalled that in 2016, RCCG Solid Rock Parish also handed over a block of ten classrooms to the same school. The school is perhaps the biggest public primary school cluster in the Ojodu community with at least three schools in the same compound. The new classrooms will help the school to further bring its student-per-classroom ratio to a good point.

 

RCCG is a frontline institution in Nigeria and beyond, making  massive impact in its corporate social responsibility projects. The CSR initiative of the church is sub-divided into eight identifiable sections tagged SHEMBAGS. The acronym stands for Social, Health , Education, Business, Arts and Culture, Government and Sports. Each section specifically targets needs in areas vital to people and societies globally.

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