Adebule lauds BAF’s intervention at Yaba school
Deputy governor of Lagos State, Dr. Idiat Oluranti Adebule, has commended the Bunmi Adedayo Foundation (BAF), for reconstructing and re-equipping Yaba Model Nursery and Primary School.
The foundation launched in January this year, in memory of the late executive director of Tastee Fried Chicken, Mr. Olubunmi Adedayo, was among other things, to keep alive, the deceased’s vision and love for the less privilege children.
Speaking at the commissioning and handover ceremony, Adebule, who is also the state Commissioner for Education, affirmed that government at all levels still have a lot to do in the area of improving learning facilities in public schools.
Even though she stressed that primary education still remains the responsibility of the Federal Government, she noted that the state government provides counterpart funding yearly for the renovation of primary schools.
She informed that there would soon be a significant difference in all public schools in the state, as the government is set to embark on massive renovation exercise come the long vacation.
Applauding stakeholders for their immense support to the state’s education sector, she said the government is passionate about providing qualitative education to its pupils.
Before the intervention, the beneficiary school, which now wears a new look with improved learning facilities, was in a dilapidated state, worn-out, and unsafe for teaching and learning.
Chairman, Board of Directors of BAF, Mr. Babatunde Akinleye, said the foundation was conceived to bridge the gap between private schools and public schools and more importantly, to extend Adedayo’s dreams of improving the lives of children from disadvantaged backgrounds.
It intervenes in schools through advocacy, enhancement of content and learning environment, improvement of teaching methodology, instilling a sense of civic responsibility in the children, and encouraging them to achieve their potential.
“The project, which cost the foundation N70m, involves renovating and remodelling the school to a bench-marked standard; provision of social amenities as part of the learning environment; provision of library, Information and Communications Technology (ICT) laboratory, other learning aids as well as new school uniforms, which the pupils will start wearing at the beginning of next academic session,” he said.
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