AYETORO DAY CELEBRATION: 105 STUDENTS GET FREE UNIFORMS, 51 COMPLETE ADULT LITERACY PROGRAM
As part of celebrations for the 2023 Ayetoro-Yewa Day, no fewer than 105 indigent students in both primary and secondary schools in the Yewa North Local Government headquarters have been presented with free school uniforms to aid their educational development courtesy of the Ayetoro Day Sub-Education Committee while 51 indigenes were presented certificates after the completion of Adult education programme.
Presenting the uniforms and certificates to beneficiaries in Ayetoro, the Alaye of Ayetoro, Oba Azeez Adelakun , Chairman, Ayetoro Day Central Planning Organising Committee, Amona Oba of Ayetoro, High Chief Kunle Amosun said education remains vital to the development of Ayetoro adding that the free uniforms and adult literacy program would contribute in helping the beneficiaries continue their education and boost the trades of the adult learners.
Represented by the Chairman, Ayetoro Day Central Planning/ Organising Committee, Amona Oba of Ayetoro, High Chief Kunle Amosu, Oba Adelakun lauded the Sub-Education Committee for empowering the beneficiaries as well as consistently contributing to the growth of the education sector in the town stressing the need for the legacy of the Pioneer chairman of the education Sub-Committee, Dr. Olu. Ola. Aikulola who is the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment to be sustained.
In his goodwill message, a former Ogun State Head of Service, Elder Olusola Adeyemi said parents must prioritise education of their children and stop misconstruing free education as an excuse not to invest in the education of their wards emphasizing that government alone can not develop the education sector.
Also speaking, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment, Dr. Olu. Ola. Aikulola who is the Pioneer Chairman of the Sub-Education Committee lauded the present sub-education committee for improving on past efforts recalling that in the past the sub-committee under his watch established vocational training centers and organised Adult literacy classes, awarded scholarships to indigent but brilliant students in primary, secondary and tertiary institutions, provided furniture for schools, and presented awards to outstanding teachers as a way of encouraging them.
Aikulola who called on every indigene of Ayetoro-Yewa to join hands with the government in developing the education sector and by extension the town advised traditional rulers in Ayetoro to reach out to Ayetoro indigenes across the globe stating that many of them were doing exploits in various spheres of life and would be pleased to contribute their quota to the development of the town.
In his welcome address, Chairman, Sub-Education Committee of the Ayetoro Day Celebration, Mr. Julius Adeyemi disclosed that the Sub-Committee has built on the achievements of the past sub-committee by extending beneficiaries of the free school uniforms to include 50 secondary school students and 55 primary school students, distributed free exercise books and presented certificates to 51 graduands of its adult education program.
In her remarks, a representative of the Association of Primary School Head Teachers of Nigeria, Yewa North branch, Mrs. Esther Olojede said the education sub-committee in the past five years has been impactful on schools and students calling on other indigenes and organisations to also contribute to the development of the sub-sector.
Some of the beneficiaries, Roqeeb Adeyeri of Alaye High School, Ayetoro, Seyi Abatan of Ajoda High School, Ayetoro commended the sub-committee for supporting their educational development assuring that they would work harder to improve on their academic performance.