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‘UAC Leads In Halting Deterioration In Educational Sector


The executive director, Corporate Services, UAC Of Nigeria PLC, Mr
Joe Dada has reiterated the company’s continued resolve to stem the tide
of increasing deterioration of the educational sector in Nigeria.
Dada,
who was speaking at the closing ceremony of the 2016 Free Weekend
Classes organised as part of UAC Goodness League initiative for students
in Lagos State said, “Since 2008, our company has been doing good in
line with UAC’s corporate tagline, and leading from the front in the
grand march to stem the tide of increasing deterioration of the
educational infrastructure and programmes in our country.”
He
further called on other Nigerians, “especially with the right structures
and institutions, to join the march towards lifting our country out of
the mire of backwardness and underdevelopment, which the deterioration
in the education sector portends especially among our youths.”

Also
speaking at the event, the tutor-general/Permanent Secretary, Education
District 1 in Lagos State, Dr. Olufolayimika Ayandele, commended UAC
for bringing the Free Weekend Classes to the district this year.
She
noted that 300 students were coached under the scheme adding that the
impact of the knowledge that the students received would go a long way
in making them better and productive citizens in future.
She
pointed out that as the largest education district in the state, having a
student population of 130,000 and workforce of 5,000, UAC through, the
scheme made contact with about 7,500 students.
Ayandele urged the
company to continue its focus on the district so that the number of
students that would benefit from the scheme would rise to 1,000.
She
disclosed that Education District 1 would continue to partner with
corporate organisations like UAC to introduce new schemes that will
appeal to the intrinsic values of the students so as to make learning
more interesting.
She said because the Free Weekend Classes took
place in District 1 this year, 90 teachers who had been tasked with the
responsibility of coaching students during the holidays had the
opportunity to rest.
The UAC Goodness League Free Weekend Classes
for SSS3 students in Lagos which was extended to Government Senior
College Agege and ran for six weekends, recorded an impressive turnout
of students as over 30 schools in the district registered for the
scheme.
The UAC Goodness League Free Weekend Classes have been
successfully executed for nine years consecutively by UAC of Nigeria Plc
with classes holding at various times in both Gbagada and Ajegunle
centres of Lagos State.
UAC in realizing the goals of the Goodness League adopted both the hard and soft issues.

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