Senator Rafiu distributes instructional materials to pupils in Kwara South
The immediate past Kwara South Senator, Dr Rafiu Adebayo Ibrahim has donated and distributed instructional materials to pupils in lower and upper basic classes in schools across the seven local government areas in Kwara South Senatorial District.
Senator Rafiu’s aides who delivered and monitored the distribution exercise ensured that the textbooks and notebooks reached the direct beneficiaries, who are the school pupils.
The exercise, which was facilitated through the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) in the previous year budget calendar, is part of the constituency intervention projects of Senator Rafiu in the education sector.
The former lawmaker’s Constituency Office had in collaboration with local council authorities across the LGAs within Kwara South senatorial district, carried out a needs assessment exercise, during which schools in need of basic infrastructure and educational materials were identified.
As part of the need to developed education in his constituency, Senator Rafiu Ibrahim had, while in office, constructed and renovated blocks of classrooms across the seven LGAs to give facelift to schools in his constituency. He also equipped schools with computer systems and other materials to ensure ICT compliance by public school students from his constituency.
The turnout was massive, as pupils and their parents trooped out in their large numbers to receive the educational support materials with enthusiasm as a way to boost the reading culture of their wards and their performance in their various classes.
The parents and guardians were full of gratitude to Senator Rafiu Ibrahim for the facilitation of those materials and his other educational development programmes and scholarship for the indigent students across the senatorial district.
Alhaji Abdulrauf Akogun, Hon. Muideen Alalade and other LGA coordinators of Senator Rafiu who led the team on the distribution exercise, urged the pupils and their teachers to make adequate use of the materials for the development of education in the constituency and the state as a whole. They noted that the facilitation was an effort by their principal, to improve the standard of education in Kwara South.