By Elizabeth Uwandu
Students under the umbrella of National Union of Lagos State Students, NULASS has called Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos state to continue the innovations in the education sector led by his administration.
The students’ body who spoke through comrade Ottun Adewale Omolade and Oreoluwa Bello Andu, NULASS national president and secretary respective ,while commending the ReadySetWork programme for final year students and the Code Lagos initiative among other projects, pleaded with governor to speedy up the prompt payment of bursary and scholarship for the coming academic year.
According to NULASS president, “ The giant stride in educational advancement of the governor in the centre of excellence is best in history based on the massive infrastructural development across our various tertiary institutions in the state.
“These include the ongoing recruitment of 1200 Teachers for primary and secondary school in the state is a welcomed initiative; the Ready Set Work (RSW) program for our final year students is a master stroke from your administration which has help equip our students with needed experience to survive in the Labour market; the Code Lagos initiative is another big blow.” noted Omolade.
On his part, NULASS secretary explained that the developments in the education sector have made students more knowledgeable. “Based on the feats of governor Ambode , Lagos state Students have taken it upon ourselves to embark on various orientations, seminars, awareness and other mind awakening programs that ensure we see the light of this administration. We have also taken it upon ourselves to ensure students above the age of 18 register with the Independent National Electoral Commission , INEC at various registration centres to enable them vote.”said Audu.
The students who appreciated the efforts of Mr Obafela Bank-Olemoh, Special Adviser on Education and Mr Steven Oshinowo, Executive Secretary of the Lagos State Scholarship Board and, however called for more improvement on education by Ambode led administration.
“ While we are appreciating you for all you have done and continue to do within our constituency, we are also using this medium “like Oliver Twist” to implore you to do more for us in terms of funding and prompt payment of our Bursaries and Scholarships especially before the commencement of the new Academic Session knowing full well that these are being spent judiciously in augmenting tuition fees for our academic pursuit.” NULASS president.