CAC No. 160967


The Chairman, Yewa South Local Government Area of Ogun State, Hon. Lateef Salami, has said that the Local Government introduced academic competition among pupils in the Council so as to encourage effective learning, discover new talents and reward academic excellence among others.
Hon. Salami who disclosed this during the grand finale of inter-school competition tagged “Mind Bending Challenge” organized by Yewa South Local Government Education Authority, held at Yewa College in Ilaro, said the objective was aimed at stirring up academic competition that would promote the spirit of learning and academic excellence at the grassroots.
The Chairman, who lauded the present administration for providing conducive learning environment and its efforts towards rehabilitating and constructing new classrooms with ‘’Yellow roof’’ as symbol depicting a new dawn for educational development across the State, assured the people of adequate support to educational development especially at primary school level within the sphere of the local government area.
On his part, the Yewa South Local Government Education Secretary, Prince Olaleye Oluwarotimi, appealed for employment of more teachers, especially in the rural areas, pointing out that shortage of teachers was taking its toll on the academic development at the grassroots
Contributing, the Head of Department, Academic and Social Services, in the local government, Mrs. Adetutu Adeyemi, encouraged teachers in the area to be more dedicated and continue to discharge their duty with passion, praising them for supporting the successful hosting of the inter school competition which was organized to further improve the academic prowess of the pupils in the area.
The competition, featured words puzzle, atlas reading, word formation, anagram, mathematical operations, dictionary drills, Yoruba knowledge and exhibition among others saw U.A.M.C Primary School, Ilaro, emerging first (1st) with 62.5 percent, while Christ Church Primary School, Ilaro, came second (2nd) with 57.5 percent, and St Pauls Primary School 3, Owode, emerging the (3rd) position, with 54.5 percent.