Apapa LG distribute educational materials to boost learning, school enrolment, as council boss advise students to shun social vices

Towards improving learning among students of public schools in Apapa Local Government Area in Lagos State, the authoritiy of the council has distributed educational materials free to pupils of nine public schools within the area.

While distributing the materials during the early morning Assembly period at the United Christian primary and nursery school, Apapa, the council Chairman, Hon Idowu Senbanjo said the initiative was to provide relief and support to the parents of the pupils due to the current economic situation in the country .

The council boss disclosed that the measure also became necessary in order to improve educational standard and enrolment in Apapa Local Government Area.

According to her, each student are expected to receive ten exercise books while full Mathematical sets are added to those from primary four to six.

She aasured that from the new academic session, all students will have access to Texbooks instead of sharing among themselves.

Hon Idowu Senbanjo further said that Teachers in public schools in the area had been provided with Tables and Chairs while they also received Laptops from the Governor to assist them in class work to impact positively on the pupils.

She announced plans to collaborate with corporate body and individuals to turn the United Christian school into a Model school.

During unscheduled inspection of the school environment, the council boss lanented over the sorry state which she said will affect optimal delivery of learning in the school.

Hon Idowu Senbanjo advised the students against peer group influence into social vices while also urging parents to closely monitor movement and activities of their children.

On his part, the Special Adviser to the chairman on Education, Youth and Sports Development, Dr Mike Egbayelo said the council was passionate about the development of education in the area.

He disclosed that the council had earlier provided free uniforns, school bags and sandals to the pupils to encourage more enrolment in schools in the area.

Responding, the Head Teacher of the United Christian primary and nursery school, Mrs Nwogu Esther Onyekachi thanked the council chairman for the priority accorded to education of students in the area.

She however solicited for more support in upgrading facilities in the school.

Parents of benefitting schools were full of praises for the council Chairman and promised judicious use of the materials.

Some of the schools that benefitted from the free distribution of the educational materials include; Apapa primary school, Randle primary school, Ijora-Oloye primary school, Ladi-Lak primary school, United Christian primary and nursery school, Nanti primary school, Methodist primary school, State primary school and Aranka Barracks Nursery and primary school.

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