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Why We Can’t Leave Children’s Education To Parents Alone – Lagos Lawmaker

A Lagos Lawmaker, Hon. Temitope Adewale, has urged well-meaning Nigerians to support the growth and development of children in their environments by ensuring that they are educated.

 

Adewale, who represents Ifako-Ijaiye Constituency 1 at the Lagos State House of Assembly, believes that such support would help create a progressive, peaceful and egalitarian society.

 

The lawmaker made the plea when he presented 500 educational materials to students of junior secondary schools in his constituency through his Temitope Adewale Adedeji Education Initiative (ATA-EI), which had earlier given out 250 free forms for the GCE forms to deserving candidates.

 

Speaking at the event with the theme ‘Education: A Tool For Viable Development’, the lawmaker restated his commitment to the progress of his constituency as he also donated 150 free chairs and desks to two schools.

 

“The distribution of these materials is in continuation of our dedication to education. We have given out 250 free GCE forms; 711 students benefitted from the free GCE tutorials; 1200 students benefitted from the free JAMB/UTME forms and 107 students secured admission through the ATA-EI. This is just a little out of what we have done,” he said.

 

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While thanking Adewale for the gesture, the Commissioner for Education in Lagos, Folasade Adefisayo, described him as a man with foresight.

 

“I am not surprised at what he has done and will keep doing for the development of education in Ifako-Ijaiye,” she said.

 

Also commending Adewale, the Chairman of the Lagos Assembly Committee on Education, Hon. Ganiu Sanni Okanlawon, urged the student to strive for success as a way to repay the gesture.

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The coordinator of ATA-EI, Com. Kolawole Hassan, earlier listed the achievements of the body to include scholarship for 28 students of various institutions.

 

He also said the ATA-EI had commenced campaigns against social vices in schools.

 

He noted that the support from the organisation had helped to increase the literacy level in the constituency by six percent just as he projected that the constituency would become the most educated in Nigeria by 2035.

 

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