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- Ethiope East local government area of Delta State, KOKORI Elite Club, Warri recently donated science laboratory equipment worth about three hundred and fifty thousand Naira to Government owned Mixed Secondary School in Kokori
KOKORI Elite Club, Warri recently donated science laboratory equipment worth about three hundred and fifty thousand Naira to Government owned Mixed Secondary School in Kokori, Ethiope East local government area of Delta State.
Presenting the equipment to the principal of the school, Sir Bernard Agbomiyeri (KSM), President of the club, said that the donation is to boost the educational standard of the school as well as the yearning and aspiration of the science students seeking to acquire necessary skills in the medical and engineering profession.
He disclosed that the donation was sequel to the priority demand of the school for the equipment as the club was made to realize that schools in the area have no science laboratory.
The President reiterated the importance of education in the lives of the children and the need for parents, government and philanthropist to give assistants to the school in the area of educational facilities/teaching aids and award of scholarship to deserving student to see them through in their education.
Agbomiyeri, a former DESOPADEC Commissioner enjoined the school authority to inculcate in the students culture of discipline and also provide an environment that encourages confidence and creativity. He urged the students who he described as future leaders to be worthy ambassadors of the school and their parents as well as imbibe the spirit of hard-work, humility and excellence in their educational career.
In her response, Mrs. Ekokotu Esther (JP), Principal of the school, thanked members of the club for their philanthropic spirit and display of patriotism. She expressed shock, satisfaction and joy for the offer, saying that, it was the first time in the history of the school to receive donation of equipment that would boost the standard of education in the school to facilitate the approval of the school for WAEC and NECO examination centres.
The principal remarked that the school has recorded milestone achievement with the donation. She prayed for God’ protection and upliftment of the donors in all their endeavour, ad successful completion of tenure of office of the President and executives of the club.
Mr. Godwin Onakpoberuo and Mr. Akpochafo E.P, Principal Administration and Academics respectively in their related remarks, commended members of the Club for the offer, calling on other individuals and organizations to assist the school in the areas of buildings for chemistry, physics and biology laboratory, fencing of the school premises and sporting facilities.
Addressing the gathering, Olorogun Eric Ozubu, who represented Kokori Council of Chiefs poured encomium on Kokori Elite Club and the out-going Principal of the school for their immense contribution and effort towards the development of the school.
He recalled previous development projects executed by the club in other school in the community. He advised the students to make prudent use of the equipment donated to them so as to achieve the purpose for which they are meant for.
The event featured cultural dance display and debates by senior students of the school, Arhagba Saturday and Ogheneovo Gift who spoke on the topic “Youth Empowerment” and “Brain and its Function” respectively, their performance earned them instant cash award and presentation of science text books by Sir, Agbomiyeri.
Other members of the Club present at the event were; Mr. Augustine Agofure,Vice President, Mr. Clement Odogucha, Social Secretary, Mr. Daniel Udoroh and Olorogun Sunday Umunade.
Representatives of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Rev. Victor Ovie Michael was also present at the event.