Mainland Senior High School, Jibowu, Lagos, has taken delivery of science laboratory equipment worth over N1m courtesy of Dufil Prima Foods Plc, makers of Indomie noodles.
The donation is intended to complement government’s effort to enhance learning especially in Science and Technical Education, according to the firm’s public relations and events manager, Tope Ashiwaju.
He said the donation was part of Dufil’s corporate social responsibility initiative tailored towards education and community development.
“Our joy is to see the teachers fully utilise the laboratory equipment in imparting knowledge that will improve students’ performance in Science subjects, especially in their West African Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (WASSCE) and the National Examination Council (NECO) exams,” he said.
Ashiwaju added that the company has instituted a scholarship scheme for students with remarkable education achievement from secondary school certificate up to masters degree level. He advised beneficiaries to take advantage of this opportunity.
“All I want is for the teachers to take full advantage of the opportunity by taking extra effort to teach the students to learn, stay focused and continue to dish out outstanding results, and the scholarship will be yours”. Ashiwaju explained.
Representing Igbobi Community, the Onisabe of Igbobi Sabe, HRM Oba Owolabi Adeniyi, expressed appreciation of the community to the donor.
He urged students to consolidate on the gesture by ensuring the community produces more successful personalities in the field of Science in the future.
On her part, the Lagos State Director of Projects Education, District 4, Mrs Bolarinwa Folashade, who represented the Tutor-General and Permanent Secretary of the district, said with the nation, the school laboratory will be next to none in the district.
The school Principal, Mr Ayodele Odupe, hoped the gesture would go a long way in changing the face of Science education in the school. He advised other corporate bodies to take after the donor, noting that government alone could not shoulder the responsibility of the education sector