Today, the Nigerian Society of Engineers, Maitama branch, has launched a series of educational intervention programs by donating science textbooks to students of the Government Secondary School in Kabusa, a suburb of Abuja.
Speaking at the event, engineer and chairman of the Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE); Israel Abraham, told attendees that over 600 books were set to be donated to secondary school students in Abuja. He also added that the NSE’s Abuja branch decided as an association to provide the science textbooks as part of an intervention project.
According to him, “the intervention project covers the following subjects – mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology and further mathematics. These subjects are the fulcrum needed by a science student to proceed to the next stage of academic pursuits at the university or polytechnic”.
While appreciating the effort of the NSE, Abubakar Rilwanu, principal of the Government Secondary School, Kabusa assured the team that the books would be judiciously used to improve the academic performance of the students.
He noted that, “the performance of the school has improved significantly in the last few years and this timely intervention by the NSE will aid the effort of the academic team of the school. The school was declared the 3rd best school in Abuja based on the performance of its students during the 2015 West African Senior Secondary School Examinations”.
Cosmas Okosun, project manager of the NSE, Maitama branch added that there are other schools within Abuja and her environs that will benefit from the gesture of the NSE in 2016.
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