Stakeholders in the education sector have been urged to accord priority to improving students’ performance through adequate provision of reading facilities in schools.
A Human Resource expert, Mrs. Adesola Oyinloye-Ndu, stated this in Ilorin, yesterday, while presenting some 100 reading books to Irepodun Local Government Area towards educational development.
She noted that the issue of reading among Nigerian students, especially in the grassroots had been neglected stressing that the trend posed danger to the nation’s desires for a qualitative education for all.
The educationist further maintained that the donation of the books was to improve the standard of the council’s library in order to conform with the quality and acceptable national standard to improve learning.
According to her, “The donation was also to compliment the state government educational policy of improving the standard of learning and reducing the rate of illiteracy with the communities.
“After I had carried out an in-depth research on the state of education in most of the communities, I now realised that a lot still needs to be done.
Since government alone cannot provide the facilities, I felt it is high time to compliment the administration of Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed to achieve the desired results.”
She said a proposal for the inauguration a pilot book-reading club tagged: Bukky Bookers had been submitted to the council toward improving the standard of the education.
Oyinloye said the club was named after the present senator representing Kwara Central, Dr Bukola Saraki due to the love he has for improved education in Nigerian.
The council s secretary, Mr. Ademola Odetundun, while receiving the donation on behalf of the council chairman, Alhaji Luqman Owolewa, promised the judicious use of the facility.