30th August, 2010
Lagos State Commissioner for Housing, Mr. Dele Onabokun, has decried the poor performance of students in Mathematics and English Language in the recent West African Examination Council (WAEC) results.
Onabokun said this while inaugurating three holiday coaching centres at Agbowa-Ikosi, Epe and Eredo in Epe Local Government Area of the state recently.
According to him, it is sad that many students have continued to fail woefully in Mathematics and English Language in the recently released WAEC results and in the past examinations organised by the body.
The commissioner said he was motivated to sponsor the free holiday coaching in order to meaningfully engage students during the holidays as well as the desire to improve their performance in these key subjects.
At the inauguration held at Model College, Agbowa-Ikosi, Onabokun stated that â€œthere is no better way to give back to the society than investing in the education of future leaders of this country.â€
He stated that the school, which is his Alma Mata, contributed in making him successful in life.
In Epe, the free holiday coaching was flagged-off at the Epe Girls High School had over 300 students from different schools in the area.
Mr.Â James Egbekunle, coordinator of the free holiday classes, at the inauguration of the Epe centre, commended the commissioner for his contribution towards the upliftment of the education of youths in the area.
He said that the sponsorship of the free holiday coaching, aside from improving the knowledge of students, has also provided additional income for the teachers participating in the exercise, while appealing to the commissioner to make the exercise a continuous one.
At Okemagba High School, Mojoda-Eredo venue, the principal of the Senior High School, Mr.Â Â Luke Obini, commended Onabokun for deeming it fit to engage students during the holidays, assuring that the investment made would certainly be reflected in their performances in future examinations.
Some of the students expressed gratitude to the sponsor and organisers of the free holiday coaching, saying that they have benefited immensely from the gesture.