About 950 students of various high schools in Ondo East Local Government Area of Ondo State have undergone training in preparation for the next coming Junior Secondary School Certificate Examination as well as the West African Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination.
According to report, the training of the students was tagged ‘Landmark Summer Coaching’ which was sponsored by a member of the Ondo State House of Assembly, Olamide Oladiji.
The summer holiday coaching, involved participation of students from junior and senior secondary schools in the local government area.
The Lawmaker, while speaking on the development, stated that the programme was part of the efforts to prepare the pupils for the JSSCE and WASSCE.
Oladiji said the summer coaching was part of the electoral promises he made to advance quality education for pupils in his constituency, adding that the programme allowed the students to enjoy free and qualitative teaching from instructors recruited across some of the best schools in the LGA.
He urged the pupils to go for training in Information and Communication Technology, saying “Technology is the in-thing nowadays. Without technology, it will be difficult for someone to succeed. Our school children must embrace it.”
The Caretaker Chairman of the Ondo East LG, Augustine Akinkuotu, in his remarks, commended the organiser of the training and urged other politicians in Ondo state to emulate the Oladiji by organising more programmes that would help in improving the education sub-sector in the state.