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Apatira Distributes School Bags, Writing Materials To Pupils

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Mojisola Lawal

Hundreds of pupils from nine primary school in Itire-Ikate LCDA have been gifted with school bags and writing materials.
The gesture, according to the Executive Chairman of the LCDA, Hon. Dr Ahmed Olanrewaju, the gesture is to support the parents and motivate the pupils in their educational pursuits.
The council boss who was ably represented by the Secretary to the Local Government, Hon. Kehinde Baruwa vowed to invest more in the area of education adding that the distribution signpost his administration’s commitment to qualitative education.

He said, “The distribution of school bags and writing materials to the pupils is aimed at meeting the educational needs of our pupils, and also ease the financial burden on their parents and guardians.”

While highlighting his administration’s achievements in the area of education, Dr Apatira disclosed that he has made education a priority having identifies it as the best and worthy investment for a child.

He added, “our administration’s investment is understandable. We identify it as a noble, worthy and best investment hence our huge investment in educational infrastructure including building of schools and provision of instructional materials for pupils.
Some of our achievements include: the renovation of dilapidated blocks of classrooms and toilets at Duro-oyedoyin primary school, distribution of notebooks, school sandals, bags, desks, chairs, and payment of tuition fee and scholarships for indigent students and annual distribution of JAMB and GCE forms to indigent students.

Our motive for The distribution of school bags is to ensure that no pupils from our district go to schools with polythene bags.
Some don’t even have anything to carry their books which makes their books get tattered, and as a responsive government, this could be a way of supporting the parents. It is also a motivation for the students to put more interest in their studies.”

While commending the council helmsman for his benevolence, supervisor for education, Prince Yomi Lawrence encouraged the pupils to remain focused in their educational pursuits, and to strive for excellence.
He urged them to make judicious use of the bags in order to improve on their studies.

The benefiting schools include Aguntasholo Primary school, Animashaun Primary school, Odo- Olowu Primary school, Sijuade Primary school, Duro- Oyedoyin primary school, Ijeshatedo Primary school, Akanji Primary school, Erinosho Primary school and Immam- shuaib primary school.

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