In the bid to reinforce brilliant performance, the Kwara central senatorial candidate of New Nigeria People’s Party(NNPP), Hon. Aiyelabegan Kayode Abdul Goga has rewarded the best science student of a summer lesson organized by Oke Agodi Youth Community Development Association, Miss Waliyat AbdulGaneey with the handsome donation of Desktop Computer to improve academic engagement and knowledge retention.
The reward which came against the backdrop of the assessment from which the recipient stood tall was intended to motivate the organizers of the lesson who have made the instructional program a routine practice to engage the students during the holidays.
Goga, an I.T expert with reputation for impeccable exploits in the profession, stressed the importance of integrating ICT in learning, affirming that the gesture was in continuation of his abiding humanitarian outreach to improve the welfare of people irrespective of political affiliation.
Speaking during the delivery of the gadgets at Goga Youth Incubation Center, Asadam Road, the senatorial candidate enjoined the beneficiary to make judicious and effective use of the items, promising to sponsor her on ICT training to sharpen her technological skills and prepare her to impart the knowledge to others in the society.
” The choice of this gesture is not intended to play politics. It’s a practice we have started long before now to inspire confidence and strengthen people for excellent outcome in whatever they are doing. The recent rating of Kwara state’s performance in West African School Certificate (WASC) by National Bureau of Stastics (NBS), where it emerged 34th out of the thirty six states and FCT, Abuja, calls for urgent attention to undo the inadequacies that brought about the regrettable outcome, it’s on this premise, we decided to identify the causes of the ills in the education sector and resolved to make this intervention to improve the quality of learning and appreciate those that have done well to encourage others to also sit up”
” We urge you to make effective use of the items. The arrangement is already in place to allocate a company that will further train you on the use of the gadgets and issue you certificate at the completion of the exercise. We want a situation where you will be well equipped to impart the skills to the younger ones. We are going to make provision for additional facility; U-Lesson, in which all the O’ level courses that cover both SSCE and JAMB syllabi will be installed.”
On his own part, the President of the Association, Hon.Yakub Agodi stated the reasons that informed the program, applauding Aiyelabegan for what he described as commendable gesture that is indicative of his responsiveness to the educational needs of the people.
” We initiated the program in the bid to give back to our society. We were short of resources at the inception, but were hopeful of the support from selfless individuals to see to its success. We are very grateful to Hon. Goga for this invaluable gesture of great impacts. The majority of whom we approached for support spurned our request, but he identified with us and acceded to our demand even in a much greater measure.
“It is our prayers that God will elevate his status and bring his aspiration to realization.”
Appreciating the gesture, the father of the beneficiary, Alhaji AbdulGaneey lauded Goga for the remarkable intervention intended to enhance the academic performance of his daughter, extolling the attributes of the governorship candidate of NNPP and former Vice Chancellor of University of Ilorin, Prof. Shuaib Oba AbdulRaheem whom he said has a reputation for transforming the lives of people by affording them opportunities to be gainfully employed and become self-reliant.
The Vice Principal of the summer lesson, Mallam Cisse described the beneficiary as a committed student whose dedication to studies accounted for her brilliant performance, appreciating Goga for the gesture which he said would improve learning outcomes and promote thinking skills.