By: BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan
Oyo State Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Professor Adeniyi Olowofela on Wednesday urged Churches, organizations and free givers to join hands with government to alleviate poverty and promoting laudable developments.
The Commissioner made the call while receiving books and other learning and health material donated to United Christian Secondary School, Omo-Adio,( the commissioner’s alma mater.) by RCCG Province 13 in the state.
Professor Olowofela pointed out that ” it is on this backdrop that the state government launched School Governing Board, an educational policy that allows all and sundry to participate in providing for secondary schools’ educational needs and engendering a desirable development in educational sector in the state”
The Commissioner maintained that the donation of the books and other learning and health materials by the church is in accordance to the injunction of Christianity and Jesus Christ of providing for the people in need,.
The Commissioner stressed that “it is a template for all other churches, organizations and free givers to emulate the church in alleviating poverty and promoting laudable developments.”
Speaking, the Provincial Pastor of Oyo Province 13, Pastor Samuel Awobode declared that “the gesture is to fulfill one of the visions of the General Overseer of the church, Pastor Enoch Adeboye which is to give back to the society through the Christian Social Responsibility otherwise known as Corporate Social Responsibility.
Pastor Awobode while commending the educational policies of the Governor Abiola Ajimobi led administration, said: “we appreciate the efforts of His Excellency, Senator Abiola Ajimobi for his efforts to reposition and transform educational standard in the state, the result of which have started being seen through the students’ performance in external examinations like WAEC and NECO.
Emphasizing that this achievement was also made possible through the efforts of the Honourable Commissioner for Education, Professor Adeniyi Olowofela, an erudite scholar and a man of no mean status”, Pastor Awobode
added that this was the reason the province, RCCG Oyo Province 13 deemed it fit to distribute 5000 exercise books across the secondary and primary schools in four local government Areas on the state.