‘Combined effort key to improving quality in public schools’
Executive Director, Corporate Services, UAC Nigeria Plc., Mr. Joe Dada, has reiterated the company’s resolve to help improve the quality of teaching and learning in public schools.
Speaking at the closing ceremony of the “2016 Free Weekend Classes,” organised by the company as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative, for students in Lagos State, Dada, said the firm understands that concerted effort is key to improving quality in public schools, hence its resolve to contribute its quota using its workforce.
According to him, “Since 2008, our company has been “doing good” in line with UAC’s corporate tagline, and leading from the front in the grand march to stem the tide of increasing deterioration of the educational infrastructure and programmes in our country. We do hope that other corporate entities will join the march towards lifting our country out of the mire of backwardness and underdevelopment, which the deterioration in the education sector portends, especially among our youths.”
Lauding the firm for its initiative, the Tutor-General/Permanent Secretary, Education District I, Dr. Olufolayimika Ayandele, noted that as the largest education district in the state, with a student population of about 130, 000, and a workforce of 5,000, UAC through, the scheme made contact with about 7,500 students during the programme.
She added that the impact of the knowledge acquired by the students would go a long way in making them better and productive citizens in future.
“UAC in realising the goals of the initiative, adopted both the hard and soft issues. While the hard issues focus on the provision of equipment and infrastructural development, the soft issues involved active engagement in the teaching and instruction of students through a volunteer scheme,” she said,
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