Family Donates Hostel for Teachers in Lagos

Jaiyeola Ogunlewe, a family member, noted that the project would immortalize the achievements of their late patriarchs, who were pioneers of Western education in the Igbogbo Kingdom
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Former Minister of Works, Adeseye Ogunlewe, has emphasized the need for principals and teachers to reside on school campuses to enhance performance and effectively monitor students.

Ogunlewe made this statement during the foundation laying of a 100-bed twin hostel donated by the Fadugba-Ogunlewe Family to the Lagos State Civil Service Model College, Igbogbo, in honor of their late patriarchs, Amos and Oba Festus Ogunlewe.

"We don't have enough accommodation for our students or teachers, and we believe that the principal must reside on the campus to be effective," Ogunlewe said. "Some of the teachers also must reside on the campus, which is why our family decided to build these hostels to celebrate 50 years since our father's passing."

Despite initial resistance from the community, the family, along with community members, persuaded them of the project's benefits. Jaiyeola Ogunlewe, a family member, noted that the project would immortalize the achievements of their late patriarchs, who were pioneers of Western education in the Igbogbo Kingdom.

"We are the vanguard of Western education in the Igbogbo Kingdom and it is good to revisit some of the achievements in this regard. We assemble to undertake the assignment to immortalize their worthy achievements by erecting edifices in their names for future generations," Jaiyeola said.

Adesegun Ogunlewe, a former Lagos State Head of Service, highlighted the ongoing support of Ikorodu indigenes for educational projects, aiming to create an enabling environment for teaching and learning to thrive. "Having a good dormitory is one of the key elements in achieving this goal," he stated.

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