A Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) the South West Niger Delta (SWNDFP) Forest Project said it has partnered with the Ekiti state government in the area of transformation and to complement efforts of the government in the education sector.
This is coming as the NGO distributed school uniforms, books and other instructional materials to pupils of primary and students of secondary schools in Ise/Orun local government area of the State.
The event held at the premises of Saint Mark’s Primary School, Ise Ekiti was attended by Area Education Officer Ise/Orun local government, Mr Ayodele Oke, primary school teachers as well as members of the organization among others.
The programme tagged: “Governor Kayode Fayemi Conservation Scholarship” is an initiative of the SWNDFP, with an existing Memorandum of Understanding signed with Ekiti State Government for the protection of biodiversity in Ise forest.
The Programme Officer of the organization, Mrs Seun Adejuwon, said the organization apart from protection of Ise forest conservation has also been approved by Ekiti State Ministry of Education, Science and Technology as well as the State Universal Basic Education Board.
“As at the 5th week of this term, the organization observed some of the primary school pupils were without school uniform while some secondary school students have no writing materials and textbooks in their various schools.
“These challenges faced by the pupils and students prompted the organization to visit 23 primary schools and five secondary schools across the local government area to identify pupils and students facing the challenges and to provide immediate solution to the worrisome situation” she stated.
She explained that a total of 550 selected students would be benefiting from the first edition, which is an education support initiative with packages that will enhance effectiveness teaching and learning in various schools across council area.
She said 207 primary school pupils were supported with school uniforms while 230 junior secondary school students gets a b4azFfv be be cw come d d d myundle of exercise book each, 103 senior secondary school students received English and Mathematics textbooks, while 10 students gets free registration for National Examination Council (NECO).