By Mumini Abdulkareem
The Kwara State Internal Revenue Service (KWIRS) is to partner the Beautiful Hearts Network (BHN), a Non-Governmental Organisation in its bid to improve education standard in the state.
The initiative, tagged EDUCHILD’18, will also involve distribution of over 20,000 enterprenuership textbooks written by the Executive Chairman of KWIRS, Dr Muritala Awodun to students in order to promote good money culture.
The project, according to BHN CEO, Mrs Victoria Ogosi, while speaking to journalists, is targeted at helping young stars challenge their minds to think of thoughtful impacts and exploits, an,d to strengthen Public-Private Partnership.
She further noted that it was also conceived to help developing young stars into becoming future leaders, adding that they have toured and educated students on how to fulfill their future careers in no fewer than 32 Secondary Schools in selected local government areas in Kwara State in less than two months.
“The team recorded different experiences with the students. In some cases, SS3 students were not sure of what they want to become in life. Some of them don’t even know the essence of why they are in school.
“Some in their young age are already involved in fraudulent acts and are quite confident about it. Some of them don’t even have hope for their country; they don’t believe Nigeria is going to get better.
“We succeeded in educating and sensitising them about implication of involving in illicit acts and warned them against drugs and other nefarious activities”, she added.
KWIRS sponsored its first stage, which was flagged off by the state Commissioner for Education, Hajia Bilikisu Oniyangi recently.
Stakeholders in the education sector in Kwara State, teachers and students described EDUCHILD 18 as monumental and long overdue in Kwara schools and lauded KWIRS under Awodun for sponsoring and raising the hope of the youth.