By Saheed Afolabi
Over One Hundred and Fifty (150) indigent students across all six political wards of Ejigbo Local Council Development Area, Lagos State, have been given free General Certificate Examination (GCE) Forms by the the Local Council leadership.
The free distribution of GCE Forms has been an annual activity by the Executive Chairman of the Local Council, Alhaji Monsurudeen Oloyede Bello (OBE), since he first came into power in 2017.
The Local Council not only gave out the forms freely, but also assisted in registration. Hence the Photocard and Examination Timetable was presented to the candidates at the Conference Room of the Council Secretariat.
Speaking at the event, the Executive Chairman admitted that this period, things are difficult for everyone including the Government, hence, he expects the students to use the opportunity wisely and prepare adequately for the forthcoming GCE.
He also encouraged them to remain focused and eliminate all forms of distraction, from now till the examination commences.
The Chairman who was out on an official assignment, was ably represented by the Vice Chairman/ Supervisor for Health Hon Ayodele Ayodeji.
In his address, the Council Manager, Mr. Olusegun Ajaguna, explained that the main aim of giving out the forms freely is to ensure that the students become successful in the nearest future. Thus, he enjoined them to take the examination seriously and attach great value to it.
The Supervisor for Education, Hon Ganiu Bello, further advised the students to take charge, take things more seriously, dedicate themselves to their studies and eliminate all irrelevancy.
The Photocards and timetable were presented to some beneficiaries by the Council Chairman (represented by the Vice Chairman), the Council Manager and the Supervisor for Education.
The beneficiaries cut across all six wards, religious groups, e.t.c. Some of them are: Fashola Yusuf, Muftau Wasilat,Tiamiyu Eniola, Ajisafe Helen, Joshua Abigail and Dada Amdalat.
The beneficiaries have therefore been advised to work towards a result that they can defend, and not fraudulent ones that would end up disgracing them.