In a bid to protect the lives of students and teachers of Technical Colleges in the State, a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), Alpha Mead Group has donated facemasks to the Lagos State Technical and Vocational Education Board, LASTVEB.
Speaking, while receiving the donated items at LASTVEB office in Ikeja, on Thursday, the Executive Secretary of the Board, Ms. Moronke Azeez, said the donation could not have come at a better time, especially now that the State is getting ready to have the students back in school.
She said, “Everything is being done by the present administration to ensure that the fortunes of Technical Education in the State are greatly improved, as well as correcting the negative perception of Technical Education by some individuals’’.
According to her, “The ‘Facemask for Work’ campaign by the NGO is a welcome initiative. Also, the support of the NGO and others for the development of technical education in Lagos State, through the provision of internship programme for students of Technical Colleges will ensure a sustainable legacy for the sector”.
Azeez, therefore, called on other corporate organisations and individuals to emulate the kind gesture of the Group by heeding the call of the Lagos State government for necessary support in the battle against the ravaging Coronavirus pandemic in the State.
Earlier, the Head, Marketing and Corporate Communication of Alpha Mead Group, Mr. Sesan Ogunyooye, who presented the items on behalf of the Group, said the NGO donated the facemasks to the College as a demonstration of its support to the Lagos State Government in its determined efforts to curb the spread of the pandemic.
He expressed the readiness and willingness of the Group to build a lasting partnership with LASTVEB towards advancing the course of Technical Education in the State.
“Alpha Mead Group is working with various government agencies in Lagos in order to make technical education attractive, including the introduction of a high-level training programme for over 100 students at the Government Technical College, Agidingbi Centre”, Ogunyooye said.