NYSC MEMBER DONATES LIBRARY TO SCHOOL… SEE INSIDE HOW HE RAISED THE MONEY!

NYSC MEMBER DONATES LIBRARY TO SCHOOL... SEE INSIDE HOW HE RAISED THE MONEY!

…Library Books…an illustration

A member of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Augustine Ereyimwen, has built and donated a well-equipped library to Government Secondary School, Kosubosu in Baruten Local Government Area of Kwara State.

The library, which, according to the corps member gulped N900,000, was inaugurated by the Head of Department of Education in the local government area, Mallam Idris Abdullahi.

Speaking at the event, Mallam Abdullahi applauded the gesture of the NYSC member and urged other corps members to emulate the initiator of the project.

“This, no doubt, is service to humanity. I’m very sure that the teachers and students of this school would benefit from the project.

“I hereby charge other NYSC members to emulate Ereyimwen in their Community Development Service (CDS). I believe he will reap the fruits of what he has done later in life”, he said.

The Head of Education Department, however, urged the school to make judicious use of the edifice.

In his address, the principal of the school, Abdulmumeen Musa, described the project as unique in the annals of the school, noting that the importance of the project to the school community could not be overemphasised.

“Apart from being a veritable source of learning for students, it also promotes reading culture in them.

“Library also inspires research work and other fact-finding endeavours,” he said.

Speaking on the sideline of the inauguration, Ereyimwen said that he was propelled by the need to improve the students’ performance and broaden their scope of research.

He said he found out that students of the school faced the challenge of lack of library, which, he noted, was responsible for their poor academic performance.

“I decided to create this avenue for the students to read and research because the library would offer them opportunity to borrow books”, the Edo-born NYSC member said.

On the challenges encountered in the course of executing the project, the 2014 Batch ‘A’ corps member asserted that sourcing for fund was not easy in the border community.

He contented that people derived pleasure donating money and materials to female corps members thatn their male counterparts.

He, however, commended the officers of the Nigeria Police, the Nigerian Immigration Service, the Nigeria Customs Service and members of the National Union of Road Transport Workers in the area, as well as the staff and students of the school for their generous donation to the success of the project.

Present at the inauguration were the chairman of the Parents/Teachers Association of the school, Principals of Calvary Grace Group of Schools, Amdanam Modern College, among other dignitaries.

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NYSC member equips, donates library to school

Kosubosu (Kwara), Feb 13, 2015 (NAN) An NYSC member serving in Kwara, Mr Augustine Ereyimwen, on Friday handed over a library to Government Secondary School, Kosubosu in Baruten Local Government Area of the state.

The library, which cost the corps member N900, 000, to equip, was inaugurated by the Head of Department of Education in the local government, Malam Idris Abdullahi.

At the inauguration ceremony, Abdullahi lauded the gesture of the youth and urged other corps members to emulate him.

“This, no doubt, is a service to humanity. I am very sure that both the teachers and students of this school would benefit from this project.

“I hereby charge other NYSC members to emulate Ereyimwen in their Community Development Service. I believe he would reap the reward of what he has done later in life,” Abdullahi said.

He urged the school to make judicious use of the project.

In his address, the Principal of the school, Mr Abdulmumeen Musa, described the project as unique, saying: “Apart from being a veritable source of learning among the students, it also promotes reading culture in them.’’

In an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), Ereyimwen said that he was propelled by the need to improve the students’ performances and broaden their knowledge to embark on the venture.

He said he found out that the students of the school faced the challenge of the lack of a library, which accounted for their poor academic performances.

“I decided to create this avenue for the students to read and research because the library would offer them opportunity to borrow books,” the Edo-born NYSC member said.

On the challenges he encountered while executing the project, Ereyimwen said that he did not find it easy raising the money.

He, however, thanked personnel of Nigeria Police Force, Nigerian Immigration Service, and Nigeria Customs Service as well as members of the National Union of Road Transport Workers in the area for their assistance.

He also commended staff and students of the school for donating toward the successful execution of the project.

The ceremony was witnessed by friends of the school. (NAN)

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