Foundation donates building to Yaba college to boosts learning

Founder Rose of Sharon, Mrs. Folorunsho Alakija. Photo: cnbcafrica

As part of efforts to raise the standard of education in the country and ensure access to qualitative tools and materials for knowledge gain, the Rose of Sharon Foundation has donated a building to Yaba College of Education, Lagos to serve as a skill acquisition centre and bookshop.

Speaking at the unveiling of the centre in Lagos, its Founder, Mrs. Folorunsho Alakija, stressed the need to improve the quality of education in the country, noting that all hands must be on deck to ensure the country achieves this objective.

Alakija, who said God called her to make a difference in the lives of people, especially widows and orphans, expressed the hope that the centre would be of immerse benefit to the students, while encouraging those supportive of the college to explore other areas of intervention.

She said the Foundation had partnered with the college on many fronts to explore areas of cooperation and assistance, including the training of the Foundation’s staff, widows and orphans, just as some of staff of the college who are widows have also benefitted from the foundation’s programme for widows.

She commended the institution’s outgoing Rector, Dr. Margaret Kudirat Ladipo, for showing the world through her innovative steps that resulted in improved quality of education that women are capable and worthy of leadership positions.

Alakija said women must be given opportunities to prove themselves and make waves in society, noting that it was no longer fashionable to relegate women to the background, adding: “Those doors must be open for women to put in their quotas to assist the male folks and ensure that the economy, education, and human beings are able to live in a better world.”

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