BY IKENNA ASOMBA
A community development group, the Ososo Forum has charged students in both primary and secondary schools in Akoko Edo Local Government Area of Edo State on the need to excel in their academics in order to achieve their dreams.
The forum had during a tour of 12 schools in the area distributed school materials to 5,000 students in nursery, primary and post-primary schools.
National President of the Ososo Forum, Mr. Joseph Damisa told reporters the gesture is part of its annual Education Support Exercise and its year 2013 projects in their cardinal human development efforts.
“For a stable, virile and disciplined society, and the survival of our generation, education must top the agenda of leaders in whatever capacities, the standard is no doubt falling in our nation, so we cannot fold our arms and see the children suffer in this area”, he said.
During a career guidance and counselling seminar on career choices and prospects, Damisa admonished them to see mathematics as a friend they love and do everything to master it, affirming that the fear of the subject has led many to choose wrong courses.
Other speakers include the immediate past President, Mr. Peter Aliu and Executive Secretary, Mr. Agbaragada Bello.
The Forum had earlier in the year, distributed 20 JAMB forms to brilliant secondary school students to support their aspirations for higher studies in tertiary institutions.
Also, it secured and furnished modest accommodation for all National Youth Service Corps members posted to the town, to complement the teaching staff of the secondary schools.