The First Lady of Kwara State, Mrs Olufolake Abdulrazaq
has urged primary and secondary school students in Kwara state
to make use of their potentials and skills to achieve their aims in life.
HE Mrs AbdulRazaq said this at day seven (7) of the Creative Features STEM workshop tagged “Achieving Your Potentials” in Apado, Kwara State.
HE Mrs Olufolake Abdulrazaq was represented at the event by the Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Education and Human Capacity Development, Mrs Mariam Gabaru.
Mrs Gabaru in her message urged the students to work hard, listen to what they are being taught and use all the skills already built in them to achieve their aims in life.
She further advised them to aim high in everything they do and not be afraid to perform to the best of their abilities.
Her message was followed by a similar role model message from the King of Apado, HRM Oba Titus Ajibola, the Alapado of Apado who also encouraged the students to work hard to achieve their potentials.
In his remarks, Mr Ochai Adejo of “Creative Future Nigeria”
appreciates First Lady of Kwara State
for honouring their invitation, sponsors, all the teachers, headteachers and volunteers for their supports.
Creative Futures STEM workshop is an event organised by Dr. Sunday Popoola of the Imperial College London with the aims to improve the students’ disposition to work and the potentials of science, technology, engineering and mathematics, through a series of activities that test their imagination and skills.
The Nigeria Creative workshop had in attendance, over 20 school teachers and 122 students from both primary and secondary schools in Apado community and it’s environs.
At the end of the workshop one of the major sponsors of the programme Mr Ayodele Kayode, a retired risk analyst and the current patron of both Kwara and Igbomina associations in the UK and also an indigene of Apado town showed the deplorable conditions of some of the classrooms to the Permanent Secretary and encouraged her to tell the government to do something quick to repair the classroom buildings before they collapse.
Major highlights of the workshop include the distribution of 860 stationaries, 8 desktop computers and other materials to the teachers and schools.