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Diaspora group launches summer classes in Ogun

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A United States of America-based group, Beyond Remittance Group (BRG), has launched summer coaching classes in Simawa High School in Sagamu Local Government Area, Ogun State.

The summer coaching with the theme: Immersive Reading and Writing Programme,” in collaboration with the Ogun State Government would prepare Junior Secondary School (JSS) students for senior class in the next academic session.

Simawa High School is one of the schools listed by the state government under its “Adopt A School” policy, which encourages the organised private sector to support the rehabilitation of primary and secondary schools in the state.

The State Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Prof. Abayomi Arigbabu, who inaugurated the programme on Wednesday commended the BRG for the initiative.

Arigbabu applauded the group for taking special interest in developing the education sector in Nigeria.

He said, ”BRG was one of the few corporate bodies that had embraced the government’s “Adopt A School” policy.

***”The policy invited the private sector to support the rehabilitation of primary and secondary schools in the state.

“This group has keyed into the agenda called Adopt A School programme.

“Adopt A School programme of this administration is a programme through which individuals, corporate bodies, philanthropists partner with the government in the development of the education sector,” he said.

He urged the students to reciprocate the group’s investment by showing commitment to learning.

The BRG Country Director, Mr Adekunle Adeyemo, said it had adopted the school as a pilot after a two-year research for its proposed education intervention initiative.

Mrs Bukola Shonuga, BRG’s Chief Executive Officer , said that the group has started its education intervention initiative tagged, ‘Public-Private-Partnership For Education Equity (PPP4EE).’

Shonuga said that the group comprises Nigerians in the Diaspora who share the view that sustainable development could be best achieved by investing directly in the people.

In his remarks, the Fadesewa of Simawa, Oba Gbenga Sonuga, commended the group for the investment in the education of the students.

”The gesture would go a long way in transforming education standard in the community,” he added.

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