LASU sets to organise holiday coaching for secondary school students
Vice Chancellor Lagos State University (LASU) Prof. Olanrewaju Fagbohun says they plan to deploy volunteer students to teach final-year secondary school students during holidays.
He made this known during a conversation the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos, where he started that the programme was conceived under its Community Development Service (CDS). He added that the university planned to open study cells where its volunteer students would teach and prepare final-year secondary school students for external examinations, free of charge. He said the programme would first begin in the Ojo area, but that more study cells would later come up in different parts of the state.
According to him, the core subjects to be thought are English Language, Mathematics and the Sciences. Fagbohun said the idea was to take some youths away from roaming the streets during the holidays, keep them positively engaged and providing them with opportunities to develop themselves.
Fagbohun noted that because of the cordial relationship that existed between them, the communities have in turn been collaborating with the university in fighting cultism and other criminalities in the area.
He said the programme would first begin in the Ojo area, but that more study cells would later come up in different parts of the state. “The coaching would be on the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME), Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE) and
other external examinations,’’ he said.
He said the university would cater for the expenses of its volunteer students, as it would be at no cost to the beneficiaries. The VC further said that the study cells would be located at central
places that would be accessible to the secondary school students. He listed the cells to include Ikorodu, Epe, Ikeja, Badagry and Lagos Island.
Fagbohun said the idea was part of the university’s way of giving back to the society, as the centres would accommodate as many students as possible. He also said that, the institution had also organised several programmes to bring the community closer to it.
One of such programmes is the free medical service through “the Health Day’’ organised by the
Lagos State University Directorate of Advancement (LASUDA). “Free medical tests like checking blood pressure, the eyes and treatment of other ailments, are usually provided to people,’’ he said.