The Queen Elizabeth School Ilorin senior session, has been provided students with large numbers of students matrasses and pillows by the Kwara State ministry of Education and Human Capital Development.
Receiving the matrasses on behalf of the students of the college, the principal of the school, Hajia Sidikat Taiye Lawal appreciated the state Governor, Mallam Abdulrahman Abdulrasq, Commissioner for Education and Human Capital Development, Hajia Sahadat Modibbo Kawu and the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Mrs. Mary Kemi Adeosun for the gesture.
“Honestly speaking, I am indeptness with His Excellency the Kwara State Governor, Kwara State Commissioner for Education and Human Capital Development and the Permanent Secretary Ministry of Education and Human Capital Development for their benevolence.
“The issue of matrass has been long overdue because there no enough matrass for the students particularly the exchange students as the old matrass has been in use for more six years”, she said.
The elated principal disclosed that the provision of matrasses to the school came into fusion after the visit to the school by the Commissioner for Education and Human Capital Development in company of Permanent Secretary and others ministry officials during the orientation programme organised for the newly recruited teachers.
She disclosed that the visit also gave the commissioner and her entourage the opportunity to interact with exchange students to express their feelings about inconducive state of their hostels which include obsolete boarding facilities that needs urgent replacement.
“We were advised to write requisition letter to the ministry through ministry’s permanent secretary, I can tell you that our letter had given favourable consideration and approved by His Excellency, Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrasq and today the matrasses are here under three weeks”, she confirmed.
“We have numbered and stamped the matrass with the school official stamp and documented with the names of the students given and same shall return to house matrons on vacation and when resumed from holidays, the same matrass will re-allocated back her.
She added that in the case of final year students who are graduating, the mattrass would be part of the students’ clearance to collect their certificate to encourage judicious use matrasses and others school materials in their possession.
The principal appreciated all what the governor is doing for the school, saying that Queen Elizabeth School Ilorin exchange programme is the best in all Northern states in terms of feeding allowance and others social amenities provided for her students by state government.
“I am just returned from a conference at Minna where all 19 Northern Secondary School converged for a seminar, I can proudly say that Kwara exchange programme is the best in terms privision of basic amenities to exchange students in the whole Northern states”, she boasted.