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Saturday, 30 September 2017

Ilupeju Diamond Lions Club urges govt to improve education sector, donate books to student

Lion Mrs Olatundun Omoshaye
The President, Ilupeju Diamonds Lions Club, Lagos, Mrs Olatundun Omoshaye, has urged government to improve the educational sector for the benefit of the present and upcoming generation.  She also lamented the dwindling reading culture among students.

While presenting books to students of Ilupeju secondary school as part of literary campaign marking the district’s 20thanniversary, Olatundun said the advent of technology has made students lazy when it comes to reading.

The causes for bad reading culture among students are numerous. Today, parents buy the most sophisticated phones for their children which make them to spend more time with it than reading. Also non-availability of books from government to students also is the cause.  The children are not being properly directed.  This is the reason government needs to encourage children to read and improved the educational sector,” she said.

She added: “So we need to bring it to their awareness that they need to read more and it’s better to start with them at this stage. That’s why we presented them with books.

Mrs Omoshaye further said the campaign was part of the Lions club programme to support the community.

“It’s part of Lions international to support the community. The idea is to encourage reading culture among students. The suppose is to broaden their mind and scope and thinking and encourage them to read more so they can discover more about life. We chose Ilupeju secondary school because we are Ilupeju Diamond Lions Club read a book, and it’s required we support the community where we picked our name.

We are going to take it to other schools outside Ilupeju. To monitor these students, we have told them they must all have exercise books because we are going to number the books we give to them. Whenever they read, they must go to their exercise books and write down whatever they learnt from it so it can be a point of reference for them,” she said.



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