September 26, 2020
Education

NIS Rewards 2 Mathematics Prodigies in Ogun

In recognition of their outstanding performance in mathematics, two pupils in public secondary schools in Ogun State have been honoured by the state branch of the Nigeria Institution of Surveyors, NIS. 

The pupils were offered cash gifts in Abeokuta at the 2019 Sanyaolu Memorial Lecture organised by the body of surveyors with the theme “Anxiety and tension in the land: where lies the solution?”.

Some of the dignitaries at the 2019 Sanyaolu Memorial Lecture.

Ajayi Toheebat of Salau Abiola Comprehensive High School, Osiele and Emmanuel Feranmi from St. Peter’s College, Olomore, Abeokuta were celebrated on the occasion for scoring 98 percent in mathematics in the last unified examination in the state.

Earlier in the lecture, the guest speaker, Dr. Fassy Yusuf had identified poor education policies, corruption and ignorance as some of the major factors affecting national peace and stability. 

Dr. Yusuf who acknowledged the efforts of President Muhammadu Buhari-led government in reviving the nation’s economy, said the country required purposeful leadership and proactive measures to surmount the causes of anxiety and tension among Nigerians. 

The legal and communication scholar who said Agriculture remained a major tool for boosting the nation’s economy, advocated improved attention to the provision of land for agricultural purposes as well as agricultural education and modernized farming.

Also, the President, Nigerian Institution of Surveyors, NIS, Mr. Alabo Charles gave the assurance that the national body of the institution would not relent in the promotion of ethical standards and practice.

A cross-section of attendees at the lecture

The Speaker, Ogun State House of Assembly, Prince Olakunle Oluomo who was represented by the chairman, House Committee on Lands and Housing, Mr. Soneye Damilola said the lawmakers would give priority to people-oriented laws to make life better for the residents of the state. 

In a remark, Ogun State Chairman of NIS, Mr. Babatunde Ashaye noted that the non-establishment of the office of the Surveyor General as an extra ministerial department was a major challenge to the profession.

Olusegun Folarin

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