Taiwo Oluwadare, Ibadan
The Oyo State Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Professor Adeniyi Olowofela on Wednesday Commended RCCG Province 13 in the state for donating books and other learning and health material to United Christian Secondary School, Omo-Adio, the commissioner’s alma mater.
According to the Commissioner, the gesture by the church is according to the injunction of Christianity and Jesus Christ of providing for the people in need, adding that it is a template for all other churches, organizations and free givers to emulate the church in alleviating poverty and promoting laudable developments.
He added 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.
Earlier in his welcome address, the Provincial pastor of Oyo Province 13, Pastor Samuel Awobode maintained 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.
While commending the educational policies of Governor Abiola Ajimobi led administration, Awobode 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.
” 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”, he stated.
He added that this was the reason the province, RCCG Province 13 Oyo deemed it fit to distribute 5000 exercise books across the secondary and primary schools in four local government Areas on the state.