In apparent display of passion and concern for the plight of some indigent students who could not afford some essential text books, the Ekiti State Deputy Governor, Dr. Kolapo Olusola has offered to pay for copies of literature textbook that would go round all the final year (SS3) students offering English Literature in Ijaloke Grammar School, Emure-Ekiti.
The deputy governor made the philanthropic offer during an unscheduled visit to public secondary schools in Emure Local Government Area recently.
Dr. Olusola who took time to go round the classes to see teachers and students interacting in academic activities commended the teachers for their commitment to duty, urging them to be relentless and more assiduous so that government’s target of achieving 80% passes at credit level in five subjects including English and Mathematics in all the secondary schools in the next national examination would be achieved.
Condemning the attitudes of such parents who failed to provide essential educational materials such as textbooks for their wards, Olusola urged parents to have a rethink and stop the pursuit of trivialities at the detriment of the children academic success.
He pointed out that though, Dr. Ayodele Fayose-led administration is passionate about education and is ready to go the extra miles required to restore the dwindling fortune of education in Ekiti State, both teachers and parents are critical stakeholders who have to be committed to playing their own responsibilities accordingly if government’s efforts would yield result.
The deputy governor also advised Principals not to just lock up the books supplied by the government in the store but distribute them to students as the books may become obsolete and irrelevant in no time when they are reviewed and replaced with revised edition by the authors.
He urged the schools management to cultivate ready habit in their students and to encouraged them to use the library during school hour, borrow books from the libraries for their home assignments and make sure books borrowed are returned in good order to enable others use them.
Friday, September 21 2018, 11:55 am