A non-government organisation in Kwara State, Tajudeen Olesin Foundation, has bankrolled the WAEC and NECO fees of the three best SSS III students in a summer school organised by the foundation in Ilorin.
The foundation also awarded scholarship to the 15 best performing students in JSS and SSS I-II classes.
Speaking during the presentation of scholarship in Ilorin at the weekend, the Chief Executive Officer of the foundation, Mr. Tajudeen Olesin, said the foundation had also renovated a classroom at the Government Day Secondary School in Amule, Oke-lele, Ilorin, venue of the summer school.
Olesin, who said students of public schools in the state were competing well with their peers in private schools, urged government to aid effective teaching and learning in public schools through adequate supervision and provision of basic infrastructure.
He further stated that 1,000 students participated in the summer school programme, adding that out of the 23 students that performed brilliantly, 19 were from public schools while four came from private schools.
Stating that the summer school would be an annual event, the CEO said the foundation ventured into the programme because it “realised that it was imperative to support the Kwara State government’s efforts in the education sector.
“We did not do it to get reward from anybody. We are expecting reward from Almighty Allah.
Also speaking, the state Commissioner for Education, Alhaji Musa Yeketi, who was represented by the Director, C and A, in the ministry, thanked the organisers for the gesture.
While restating the commitment of the state government to teachers’ welfare, Alhaji Yeketi called on other well-meaning people to invest in education.