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Stanbic IBTC, Foundation Present Library To Lagos School
« on: June 05, 2014, 11:59:36 PM »

A foundation, Zaccheus
Onumba-Dibiaezue Memorial
Libraries and the Stanbic IBTC
bank have donated a library
to Araromi Baptist and Ereko
Methodist primary schools, Lagos Island.

The two bodies said they
entered into a partnership
with a view to building a
good foundation for the
pupils at the basic education
level. Chief Executive Officer of the
foundation, Ufuoma Esiri, said
it will apply to the National
Youth Service Corps to deploy
a corps member to the school
to manage the library. Esiri said the gesture was part
of the foundation’s efforts
aimed at ensuring that pupils
have access to well-equipped
Esiri said, “The importance of libraries to education cannot
be overemphasized. What we
are doing in collaboration
with our partners is to
identify public primary
schools which lack this all- important educational facility
on Lagos Island and provide
them with them.
“We have done this in a
number of schools and we
hope to have this in 20 schools before 2105. It will be a
welcome development to
have well trained librarians
deployed by the state
government to man them.
But in the absence of this we will request for corps
members to assist with the
guidance of these children.”
Head of Legal Services at
Stanbic IBTC Holdings Plc,
Angela Omo-Dare, said the company partnered with the
foundation to equip the
library with books as part of
its corporate social
“Our members of staff felt it was a good vision to impart
the lives of these young ones
and that was why we decided
to pull resources together
with our little contribution to provide them with these books,” she said.
Assistant Director, Basic
Education Services, Lagos
State Ministry of Education,
Olayiwola Sanni-Owo, stated
that the library will go a long way in ensuring that the
pupils imbibe the reading
culture at the early stage.
According to him, the state
government was ready to
partner with the private sector to boost education in
the state.
“The two bodies have created a good impression on the children. Definitely this will help the children to develop themselves and imbibe the
reading culture. We will
continue to encourage private sector to come to our aid,” he added.


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