By Josephine Oguntoyinbo
The GrandFinale of the 2nd edition of the Omo Imole Summer School under the auspices of The Toluwani Borokini Foundation owned by the Lawmaker Representing Akure South Constituency 1, Simeon Toluwani Borokini was all glitz and glamour as no fewer than 20 Secondary School Students in Akure South bagged Scholarship Awards with others smiling home with several other gifts.
The event held at St Mathias’ Anglican High School Hall, Alagbaka, Akure was to round off another Edition of the Free Summer School and Skill Acquisition programme which started on the 15th of August to engage Secondary School students across Akure South Local Government during the period of their long vacation and also to prepare them for a sustainable future through acquiring skills of their choices.
The free Summer School programme is one out of the many initiatives of the lawmaker on education in his commitment towards ensuring that no youth in his Constituency lags in the area of education.
Before now, Borokini has been providing education support to students through his annual Echoes and Voices which metamorphosed into the Toluwani Borokini Foundation, and till date the foundation has beneficiaries in good numbers from this scholarship scheme while same scheme has produced graduates from Secondary Schools across Akure South.
The Lawmaker in his speech said, ” many indigent students have benefited and are still benefiting from this scholarship. We intend to enroll more of them into this scheme because we are determined to ensure students have unlimited access to education and it’s also a form of reward for those outstanding ones and a compensation for their efforts.”
He also appreciated teachers and facilitators who gave their time and resources to the betterment of the younger generation and parents and guardians who released their children and wards to be part of the program.
The highlight of the events was exhibition by Students who have undergone trainings in different vocational skills during the summer school.
The different skills they were trained in are: Tie & Dye, Crocheting, Barbing, Gele Styling and Leather works. The best students were presented with startup tools based on the skills acquired. Also gifts were presented to students with outstanding academic performances.
Present at the epoch-making event were, Wife of the Lawmaker, Mrs Ayobami Borokini, former Commissioner for Natural Resources in the State, Idowu Otetubi, a Director in the Ministry of Education, Mrs Adeniyi Tola who Represented the Commissioner for Education, Pastor Femi Agagu; Mrs Okukpe Olukemi Representative of the Commissioner for Youths and Sports, Otunba Dele Ologun; Secretary to Akure South Local Government, Gbenga Fasua; Mr Samuel Akinsulu, the Vice President, National Association of Ondo state Students(NAOSS) Comrade Gabriel was also present
Parents and other stakeholders of the All Progressives Congress.