By: Ade Adeleke
A former National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Corps member, Ogunleye Modupe Ishola has embarked on the renovation of Fanibi Community Primary School Akure in Ondo State five years after he completed her service to the fatherland.
The project said to have cost one point three million naira was aimed at making the learning and teaching atmosphere at the school conducive.
It started when she was a youth corps member in 2013/2014 in the State.
“The service took her to a nearby school, on getting there, the Headteacher said she can’t be admitted because there were no chairs and lockers and even during the rain, they beg the pupils not to come to school because of leaking roofs of the classrooms”.
According to the ex-Corper, “when I got home this kept disturbing me, I couldn’t sleep. The thought of the kids learning under unpleasant condition, seating on the floors”.
One of the teachers at the School to SUNSHINETRUTH that “few years after she completed her NYSC she went back to the school (Fanibi Community Primary School Akure) to tell the headmistress about her intention to renovate the primary school, the HM (Headmistress) was happy that she brought out the pupils, they sang and prayed that day”.
Ogunleye Modupe Ishola described the gesture as a mission accomplished, calling on government to invest more on education in the country.
“The site engineers said it will cost 1.3m to renovates the classrooms and provide at least 80 chairs and lockers, I said I would try my best to deliver the project”.