The lawmaker representing Ekiti North Federal Constituency I of Ekiti State in the House of Representatives, Mr. Kehinde Agboola, has taken his “Education Support Project” to 20 schools in the various communities that make up his Ikole/Oye Federal Constituency.
Honourable Agboola, in an event which took place at Ijesa-Isu Comprehensive High School, Ìjèsà-Isu in Ikole Local Government Area of the state, said students in the various communities of the constituency deserved to be supported in these hard times, as they resume their educational pursuits.
Under the project, Agboola distributed past questions to final year secondary school students and paid for the coaching of hundreds of students in the beneficiary schools.
He said: “I’m mentoring these young ones to raise their hopes and make them aim higher and become serious with their studies.
“Already, I have been doing this on a small scale but by next year, we will make it bigger than this. I strongly believe in human capacity development and in catching them young. It is easier to mould them in a positive way now that they are young and flexible so that they can become successful future leaders and not become armed robbers or failures.”
According to the lawmaker, “before I became a representative of my people, I used to visit schools to teach and mentor students. But now that I no longer have the time, I have hired 60 teachers who are also examiners to teach and guide them in preparing for their exams. That has continued through the holiday and now I’m going round to see the progress of the scheme and to distribute past questions from 1988 till date to those of them preparing to write the West African School Certificate Examination.”
The lawmaker also assured that a library project worth N25 million which he promised the Federal University, Oye-Ekiti (FUOYE), had already been approved and would take off as soon as the Federal Government released fund.