shell_1513060cShell Nigeria Gas (SNG) the downstream subsidiary of Shell in Nigeria has commissioned new school facilities for the people of Ewupe, Isorosi and Ijaiye communities in Ota, Ogun state, in an effort to give back to its host community.
The projects were executed in Ebenezer African Church Primary School and African Church Community Secondary School in Ewupe within SNG’s operational area.
Among facilities giving out includes: New and upgraded blocks of classrooms, football field, toilets and water facilities.
Speaking during the commissioning, the Managing Director of SNG, Mr. Toyin Adenuga, said: “We recognise education as the topmost need of the people of our neighbouring communities and what we have done is a progression of our longstanding support to these schools and to the communities.”
Adenuga noted that the company is committed to bridging the gap between students in the rural public school, and those in private school.
He described the investment in the two public schools as part of the broad social investment programme of the company.
On her part, the Ogun State Commissioner for Education, Mrs Modupe Mujota said: “This administration has never pretended to be benevolently buoyant enough to singlehandedly underwrite the cost.
“This is why we have always beckoned on corporate concerns, public spirited individuals, and non-governmental organisations to team up with us in lifting the education sector to greater heights.”
Mrs Mujota who was represented by the Director of Secondary Education Ogun State, Mrs. Abosede Ogunleye also said: “The cost of education is capital-intensive and that public-private partnership in education is a viable option to overcome the funding challenge.”
She charged the students to take full advantage of the ultramodern school infrastructure to “upscale their academic performance and competitive exploits”

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