RENL Commissions Renovated Classroom Blocks, Furniture For Host Community Schools In Ogun, Ondo States

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In its continuous commitment to supporting educational institutions and creating optimal learning environments for schools around its host communities of operations, Rubber Estates Nigeria Limited (RENL) has commissioned three sets of renovated blocks of classrooms, chairs and desks in Ondo and Ogun States, respectively.

The schools included a block of three classrooms in Ilusin Grammar School, Ogun Waterside Local Government area, Ogun State, a block of four classrooms with Library and administrative offices in Community High School, Araromi Estate, and a block of Six Classrooms in Araromi Obu Community Grammar School both in Ondo State.

The event which took place at the host communities was attended by the Managing Director of Rubber Estates Nigeria Limited, Olivier Odoukou, the Security and Public Relations Coordinator, Dayo Ikusika, representative of the Kabiyesi of Araromi-Obu community, Chief Odofin Akimusere, Representatives of the Commissioners of Education, Science and Technology of Ondo and Ogun States as well as the teachers, students and parents of benefiting schools.

Addressing the dignitaries at the commissioning, the Managing Director of Rubber Estates Nigeria Limited Olivier Odoukou expressed satisfaction with the completion of the projects which he said, were completed within a short period.

The company’s investment in education, according to him, is part of its sustainable development strategy aimed at ensuring that students within its host communities of operations have a good and conducive learning environment that will secure a better future for them.

The managing director however urged the students and management of the schools to make good use of the facilities and guard them jealously so that they will serve the purpose they are meant for, promising that the company would always support the infrastructural development of its host communities as a way of giving back to the communities on whose land the company operates.

In their remark, the representatives of the Commissioners of Education, Science and Technology from Ondo and Ogun States, noted that the gesture from RENL’s management was apt owing to the present decay in educational facilities in the States.

They noted that educational investment remains key to arresting youth restiveness in society and thanked the management of the Company for its role in advancing the course of education in their states.

They however urged the school management to see the gesture as a wake-up call to contribute their part in preparing the students for a better future.

Also speaking, the principals of the benefitting schools (Ilusin Grammar School, Community Grammar School, Araromi Obu and Community High School, Araromi Estate) thanked the Managing Director of the Company Olivier Odoukou for investing in educational infrastructures in their schools.

They pointed out that the renovated blocks of classrooms, supply of desks and chairs as well as the reactivation of solar power systems in the schools will not just create a conducive environment for learning but will help to attract educational pursuit to the community youths.

In appreciation, students from the benefiting schools showered encomium on the Managing Director of the Company Olivier Odoukou for his foresight in ensuring a better future for the youths through education.

They also noted that the company management has made learning easy and attractive for them. The gesture they said, has taken a huge burden off the government’s shoulders and assures that the facilities would be maintained for the overall good of all.

The highpoints of the ceremony were the official commissioning and handing over of the projects to the school management for use and maintenance.

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