Lagos State Deputy Governor, Mrs. Idiat Oluranti Adebule, has stated that effective teaching and learning can only take place in a good and conducive atmosphere.
Speaking at the official commissioning of a new block of six classrooms at St. Patrick Junior Secondary School, Epe, built by the Nigerian Breweries Plc, as part of the firm’s commitment to developing human capital, Adebule said the present administration is convinced that an environment must be right for teaching and learning to be effective, commending the company for the donation.
The facility, a 21st century modern classroom, which was formally handed over to the school, has five lavatories, 24 sets of ceiling fans, complemented by 150 dual students’ furniture and six sets of teachers’ furniture.
Adebule who was represented by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education, Mrs. Adebunmi Adekanye, said that it is in realisation of the fact that the government alone cannot provide the needs of the educational institutions within the shortest time envisaged to completely overhaul the system “that it sought the partnership of endowed individuals and corporate organisations to breathe a new lease of life into the school system.”
She urged the teachers and students of the school to reciprocate the kind gesture by improving the standard of educational activities. Commending NB for the donation, she charged the leadership of the community, and staff and students of the school to take ownership of the newly donated project.
Corporate Affairs Adviser of the company, Kufre Ekanem, said the donation is a demonstration of its passion for the development of education and production of skilled manpower to boost the nation’s economy.
He said that the project, undertaken through NB-Felix Ohiwerei Education Foundation Trust Fund, “is one of the many interventions executed in line with our philosophy of ‘Winning With Nigeria’.”