By Tare Youdeowei
THE Commissioner for Education, Lagos State Ministry of Education, Mrs Olayinka Oladunjoye, has charged public school students to develop their innate talents. She gave this charge during the grand finale of the Ministry’s eighth JAM Feast themed Invention and entrepreneurship towards Self Discovery in future living, at the Adeyemo Beko auditorium, Alausa Secretariat, Ikeja, on November 26.
The Feast, an array of inventions, poetry, songs, chorography and drama from the competing educational districts, was aimed at channelling the attention of public school students towards their innate talents; as was expressed by the Commissioner, represented by Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education, Mrs Omolara Erogbogbo thus: “Jam Feast is aimed at channelling the attention of our young ones away from sexual debuts to identification of hidden talents and values with a view to striking the right balance between scientific education, excellence, innovation and business acumen, as a tool to redirect young people’s explorative thoughts from premarital sex to the option of developing innate talents and skills.”
District two, represented by Ojota Senior Secondary School, emerged the overall best district after finishing tops in intervention and drama categories, while districts one, five and four finished top in poetry, song and chorography respectively.
Expressing gratitude to the students and attendees while calling for support and the continued encouragement of the students, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education, represented by the Director, Private Education Special Programme, Mrs Sewanu Amosu, said: “I sincerely thank the invitees here present today for honouring our invitation. I appreciate you for being supportive of our programmes that are channelled towards youth development. I urge you to keep up the good work and continue to partner with the state government in the development of our youth.”