By Bukola Sanni
The Goke Oyedeji Humanitarian Outreach, has donated 75,000 books to fifteen selected secondary schools in Oyo, Osun , Ondo and Ekiti states.
It director, Dr Oluwagbemiga Famojuro said the zeal to give back prompted the team to embark on most of the humanitarian services they have been rendering.
According to him, the books would help quench students hunger for quality education in the benefiting states.
Famojuro who spoke at the launching and donation held at the Gbogan Odeomu grammar school said their plan was to take the donation to different part of the country which they hope cover in due time.
He also lamented the bureaucracies encountered while trying to clear the books from the port, saying as a result they paid N2M as demorage fee.
In his address, the Osun state governor, Mr Adegboyega Oyetola called for the supports of private organisation to help improve the standard of education in the state.
He said his administration had place importance on education because he was aware of the fact that education is the bedrock of the any developed society.
He said it required a lot of funding, stressing that the partnership was needed to help meet up with the needed funds.
The governor who was represented by Tunde Adedeji, the chairman local government service commission of the state, said his administration had commenced the construction of prototype modern schools in replace of the huge mega schools across the state.
He said, ” We have done so much in the areas of education, health, infrastructural development.
“We are moving from the huge mega schools to the prototype model schools which is being built across the state now. Before a long time most of the schools will become a standard accommodation for students, in terms of lecture halls, libraries, and laboratories in a very short while.
” This government is very proactive in terms of educational development and with supports like this,especially from the private sector we will achieve more.
We are delighted about this gesture of the GOHO team , you know we give so much emphasis on education, knowing full well that education is the bedrock of any development in any society “
Mark Grashow, the foundation’s consultant said he was planning to set up an information hub in rural schools in some African countries including Nigeria.
He explained that with the technology the benefiting countries could store their national examinations, lesson schemes of the teachers among others and could be connected to without internet .
He called for support to enable his team carry out this project as planned.