For the close to 2,000 students population of Morocco Comprehensive Junior High School, in Somolu Local Government Area, Lagos State, their learning and development in science related subjects have taken a new turn as Dufil Prima Foods Limited as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility recently donated science equipment to aid their learning.
This new and quality learning equipment would provide the needed opportunity to lay a solid foundation for the students to develop keen interest in science subjects which in turn will help them in their future endeavour.
Speaking at the handing over ceremony of the equipment to the school, Tope Ashiwaju, the public relations manager, Dufil Prima Foods plc, said the downward trend in attraction and performance of students in science related subjects has become worrisome adding that it was against this backdrop that the company decided to intervene by providing the science equipment in order to enable the students have the desire to learn science related subjects.
Ashiwaju revealed that education is key and pledge the continuous support of his company to the development of education not only in Lagos State, but across Nigeria even as he called on the students to reciprocate the gesture by studying well and making their parents and school very proud.
He said the focus on education was to create future educated citizens, who would stand on their feet and create a stronger society.
According to him, “By using these science equipment, students will appreciate that diligence in what they do in school can get them a better life. The diligent ones over the years will always stand out.”
He pointed out that the science equipment donated are for physics, chemistry and biology subjects.
On his part, Gbolahan Bago-Showe, executive chairman, Somolu Local Government who was represented by Philip Owolabi Salu, secretary to the local government pointed out that ensuring that education gets to all concerned is the responsibility of not just the government but of both corporate and private organisations.
Bago-Showe said if other organisations have been coming around to carry out projects and intervention in the education sector, the sector would have been better for it.
He commended the effort of the company and urged them not to rest on their laurels but rather to look around the school to identify ways they can help out with other projects in the school to better the academic learning standard of the school in general and students in particular.
He called on the students to take proper care of the science equipment as a way of reciprocating what the organisation has done.