Gov Fayose
Gov Fayose

Executive Governor of Ekiti State, Dr. Ayodele Fayose has described the contribution of Sterling Bank Plc to the development of education in the country as monumental and capable of lifting the standard of education in the country.
The Governor who made this remark at the commissioning of the e-library built by the Bank for the College of Education, Ikere-Ekiti, Ekiti State and the presentation of branded uniforms for street
sweepers and highway managers noted that with the project, Sterling Bank has demonstrated its commitment to the repositioning of the education sector in the country in line with the goals of his administration.
His words: I want to commend Sterling Bank for the e-library project. This shows the commitment of Sterling Bank as a responsible corporate citizen of this country to support government at repositioning the education sector in the country. With this development, Sterling Bank
has keyed into the landmark programmes of the Ekiti State government towards providing quality education to our children”.
In her remarks, the Provost of the College, Prof. Francisca Aladejana according to a statement from the lender, stated that with the commissioning of the e-library, the College has fulfilled one of the major requirements for which her academic programmes had been denied or granted interim accreditation in the recent past, by both the National Commission for Colleges of Education and the National Universities Commission.
She said further: “The e-library is the first product of any partnership with any organization in the history of the College and we must commend Sterling Bank for this. Equipped with computers of high grade and broad bandwidth of a very high capacity to connect users with international libraries, the e-library is unquestionably at par with global standards. Such a facility can rarely be found in higher institutions in the country. Sterling Bank has indeed put smiles on
the faces of all stakeholders”.
In his address, the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Bank, Mr. Yemi Adeola assured that the Bank will continue to support educational institutions in the country with projects that would impact positively on the students.
Mr. Adeola who was represented by Mr. Ademola Adeyemi, the Bank’s Commercial Banking Business Executive for the South West Region said the e-library will provide the students and other users with unlimited access to real time global educational resources that aid learning and
research adding that the e-library project is part of the Bank’s contributions towards improving the nation’s education sector under its ‘One Education’ initiative.
His words: “Sterling Bank is known for innovation in several areas. As it concerns Education which has become a major focus of the Bank, we believe our business is to enrich lives in innovative ways. When you invest in people especially young people, you are enriching their lives and they will in turn enrich the society”.

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