RCCG Province three lifts schools, tasks students on dedication to studies
The Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Lagos Province 3, Festac Town, at the weekend, supported educational development in Nigeria with the presentation of 30,000 exercise books to some public primary and secondary schools under District Five, Amuwo Odofin.
It explained that the gesture was informed by the need to promote human capital development at a basic level by positively impacting the students most of whom are needy and to underscore the church’s Christian Social Responsibility (CSR) agenda as initiated by the General Overseer, Pastor E. A. Adeboye.
Pastor in charge of Lagos Province 3, Toyin Olugbemi, while presenting the books, charged the students to remain dedicated by showing greater seriousness to their studies and become good and responsible citizens of the country.
Olugbemi, who was accompanied by other clerics, including Pastor Ajibola Opeoluwa-Calebs, Assistant Pastor in charge of Province, CSR, LP 44; Pastors Steve Osafile and Sunday Avoseh, Assistant Pastors in Charge of Lagos Province 3 Administration and CSR respectively, among others, explained that Adeboye instituted the CSR initiative with a view to positively impact the communities where branches of the Church are located.
He said: “We have watched the country’s education situation very keenly and decided to intervene through the provision of free books by providing writing materials for students. We are aware that government alone cannot effectively take care of the education sector, especially with the hike in prices of books and other educational materials.”
The cleric further explained that besides its intervention in the education sector, the Church had embarked on other CSR activities in community development, distribution of food items, as well as gadgets to security agencies in Lagos.
He also disclosed that the Church’s CSR initiative had been extended to the health sector through the provision of free drugs and medical checkups for people of the communities, among other interventionist activities.
Commending the Church for the donation, an Assistant Director of Education in Amuwo District Five, Mrs. Titilayo Efekodo, who spoke in company of the principals, vice-principals and members of staff of the benefitting schools, also enjoined the students to be serious with their studies, as that held the key to good performance and good grades that would make them good ambassadors of their schools.
She said the books would go a long way to assist the students with writing materials, assuring that management of the schools would ensure that the books would be judiciously used.
The benefitting schools include Festac Senior and Junior College, Festac Senior and Junior Grammar School, Festac Senior and Junior Girls Secondary School and Community Senior and Junior Grammar School Amuwo.
Others are, Second Avenue, Third Avenue, Fourth Avenue, Fifth Avenue and Seventh Avenue Progressive, Central and Universal Basic Education (U.B.E) Nursery and Primary Schools, Festac Town.