By Gami Tadanyigbe
ANE Osiobe International Foundation, an NGO, has donated learning materials to Pilot Science Primary School, Gwagwalada, to enhance effective teaching and learning.
Mr Stephen Osiobe, President of the Foundation, while presenting the items, said that the organisation had invested substantially in education and health sectors.
Osiobe described the two sectors as critical to the development of the nation.
According to him, the Foundation will continue to support schools with educational materials and scholarships to pupils and the less-privileged.
He said that the gesture was intended to boost the standard of education in the country.
“We are into human capital development, making sure that the education and health sectors improve for national development.
“Persons with disabilities have also benefited from the Foundation in our efforts to make them feel they are very important to the society.
“I believe that these materials will enable them to develop a reading culture, improve their vocabulary, knowledge, and understanding to position them for success in life.”
Osiobe further underscored the need to strengthen Nigeria’s education system, in order to secure a brighter future for the children and the nation.
He said that persons with disabilities needed capacity development to enable them to contribute their quota to the growth of the economy.
The president said that plans were underway to donate educational materials to other schools in the Federal Capital Territory to enhance effective teaching and learning in the area.
Osiobe urged the authorities of the benefitting school to ensure proper care of the materials in order to ensure that the purpose of the donation was achieved.
Receiving the items, the Head Teacher of the school, Mr Ahmed Shangalo, lauded the NGO for the gesture and promised that the materials would be put into effective use.
He appealed to the Federal Government to rehabilitate the dilapidated structures in the school and also equip it with Information Communication Technology to upgrade it to global standard.
The materials donated included graph books for technical drawing, among others.