Education & Youth Empowerment Committee

Membership:

  1. Mrs. A. O. A. AdesanyaChairman
  2. Prof. Kayode Dada
  3. Sir Prof. Odutola Osilesi
  4. Otunba Fola Akodu
  5. Alhaji Ladi Ogunneye
  6. Otunba T. O. Saibu
  7. Mrs. A. O. Adeyiga

2015


The focus of the Education and Youth Empowerment in the year was hinged on strategies for strengthening the educational institutions in Sagamu LGA and also in the empowerment of students and out-of -school youths. Same goes for the Skills Acquisition and Developement Scheme.

The following four cardinal programmes were ap proved by RIDSCo:-

  1. Provision of support and learning resources to educational institutions in Sagamu
  2. Promotion of science & technology education in Secondary Schools.
  3. Provision of bursary awards for indigent students in tertiary institutions
  4. Expanded programme of Skill Acquisition Scheme for youths

 

1. Provision of learning resources to Sagamu Educational Institutions

(a) Supply of Exercise Books for pupils in Public Primary Schools
A total of 167,600 branded exercise books (2A-20 Leaves, 40 & 60 leaves; 2B; 2B Special and 2D;2D Special and Higher Education) were procured for free distribution to all pupils and Teachers in the 55 Primary Schools in Sagamu Local Government Area

(b). Supply of Furniture to Public Secondary Schools in Sagamu Local Government
JUNIOR AND SENIOR SECONDARY SCHOOLS THAT RECEIVED DUAL LOCKERS AND CHAIRS:-

  1. REMO SECONDARY SCHOOL, SAGAMU (Senior)25
  2. REMO DIVISONAL HIGH SCHOOL, SAGAMU (Senior)25
  3. MUSLIM HIGH SCHOOL, SAGAMU (Senior)20
  4. OGIJO COMMUNITY GRAMMAR SCHOOL, OGIJO (Senior)25
  5. SIMAWA COMMUNITY GRAMMAR SCHOOL, SIMAWA (Combined)20
  6. ODE-LEMO COMMUNITY GRAMMAR SCHOOL, ODE-LEMO (Combined)20
  7. BATORO COMMUNITY GRAMMAR SCHOOL, BATORO (Senior)20
  8. SOYINDO COMMUNITY HIGH SCHOOL, SOYINDO (Senior)20
  9. OLOMIMEJI COMMUNITY GRAMMAR SCHOOL, EMUREN (Combined)20
  10. MULERUWA COMMUNITY HIGH SCHOOL, OGIJO (Combined)20
  11. OTUNBA GBENGA DANIEL SECONDARY SCHOOL, EWU-OLIWO (Combined)20
  12. MAKUN HIGH SCHOOL, SAGAMU (Senior)25
  13. AGBELE COMMUNITY GRAMMAR SCHOOL, AGBELE (Combined)20
  14. IJAGBA COMMUNITY HIGH SCHOOL, SOTUBO (Combined)20

(c) Educational support for the Physically Challenged
Essential items of equipment were provided in support of the School for Special Needs, Sagamu and the Braille Training School & Rehabilitation Centre of the Nigerian Association for the Blind, Remo Chapter (NAB). RIDSCo acknowledges the additional support given to the Braille School by the SAGAMU UNION OF GREAT BRITAIN.

2. Promotion of science & technology education in Secondary Schools

Science and mathematics are subjects of great importance for careers in agriculture, engineering, medicine, science and technology. RIDSCo therefore recognizes that there is dire need to encourage appropriate investment in the teaching of these subjects, which are of great importance for the future development of our nation.

Continued support was provided for the programme of coaching lessons in Science, Mathematics, Lit-in-English, Civic Education, Economics and Commerce for final year (SS3) students. These extra-mural classes, held at week-ends and during long vacation holidays have been on going since 2011. The assessment of the programme revealed its positive impact on the performance of students in the core subjects in WAEC and NECO examinations.

3. Bursary award for Indigent Students in tertiary institutions.

After a rigorous 2014 Bursary Awards process was concluded a total number of 62 students in the final year of their courses at Nigerian public tertiary educational institutions (Universities, Polytechnics, Colleges of Education, College of Health Technology and Schools of Nursing) were given bursary award of N50,000 each. Selection of beneficiaries was based on merit.

The Details of the beneficiaries are as follows:-

2014 RIDSCO/LAFARGE BURSARY AWARDEES

S/N NAME INSTITUTION WARD
1 Lateef Razaq Olajide OAU 4
2 Anwojue Maria A. Fed. Poly Ede 7
3 Ogunsi Halimat Abiodun School of Nursing 6
4 Bello Oluwabukolami Fed. Poly Ede 1
5 Hassan Oladimeji OOU 3
6 Onadein Abimbola Florence TASUED 12
7 Adesanya Kehinde Omotayo TASUED 7
8 Akinyemi Omotoyosi Ajoke School of Nursing 9
9 Aina Aishat Olufunmi OAU 7
10 Falade Temilade O. FUNNAB 4
11 Olusanya Mutiat Yetunde OOU 3
12 Orekoya Adekunle J. Gateway Poly 2
13 Salisu Airat Omowunmi OOU 3
14 Adegboyega Sesan M. Gateway Poly 3
15 Awofodu Olufemi O. FUNNAB 7
16 Kamiyo Adekunle Mustador LAUTECH 6
17 Onawoga Fatimah UNILAG 3
18 Jibodu Oriyomi Falilat MAPOLY 4
19 Lawal Morufat O. MAPOLY 3
20 Opanuga Olayinka F. LAUTECH 3
21 Rufai Kolapo Abass TASUED 3
22 Adetu Dare Dipo Gateway Poly 4
23 Jimoh Adebisi Monsurat MAPOLY 3
24 Ogunyemi Afolashade O. MAPOLY 14
25 Ismaila Azeezat OOU 7
26 Shosanwo Usman Olamide OOU 3
27 Sodunke Aishat A. MAPOLY 3
28 Solarin Moyosola Karimat OOU 3
29 Yunus Bukola Adeshina MAPOLY 5
30 Fagbemi Ebun TASUED 10
31 Ogundipe Olanrewaju UNILAG 12
32 Awoniyi Tawakalitu Remilekun LAUTECH 2
33 Oladeoku Rainat Abolade FUNNAB 3
34 Sonowo Adeolu N. Fed. Poly Ilaro 14
35 Ayodeji Olatunji O. OOU 4
36 Bakare Balkis Ifeoluwa MAPOLY 12
37 Salako Bolatito O. Coll. of Health 14
38 Sikiru Aminat Olayemi OOU 6
39 Jimoh Omotayo Ramat MAPOLY 12
40 Ogunbase Kehinde O. Fed. Poly Ede 1
41 Idowu Bukola S. School of Nursing 4
42 Lawal Karimot Odunayo MAPOLY 5
43 Olateju Idowu Oluwagbenga MAPOLY 5
44 Shobowale Habeeb O. Gateway Poly 6
45 Sofekun Opemipo Monisola TASUED 3
46 Olatunji Fikayo Bolanle School of Nursing 3
47 Salisu Wasiu A. Fed. Poly Ilaro 4
48 Soneye Ayobami Babatunde School of Nursing 10
49 Tajudeen Omosalewa S. School of Nursing 3
51 Onabajo Taofeek A. Gateway Poly 3
52 Oseni Kudirat O. MAPOLY 12
53 Adesanya Waheed Idowu MAPOLY 6
54 Awoniyi Olamide Adebimpe MAPOLY 4
55 Oresanya Yetunde Saidat MAPOLY 6
56 Sanmi Abeeb Olarewaju OOU 1
57 Dawodu Israel Adeniyi TASUED 9
58 Yesu Omotolani Rebecca OOU 2
59 Yisa Isiaka A. MAPOLY 5
60 Sanni Rukayat Ibukunola FUNNAB 2
61 Balogun Adeola A. OOU 3
62 Ogunsola Musibau O. TASUED 7

4. Youth Empowerment

4.1 Training and Skills Acquisition
Continued funding was provided to support the apprenticeship of youths in various technical and vocational trades. This programme, which is executed in collaboration with Sagamu Development Association (SDA), also provided free essential start-up tools, for trainees who are on-stream with various Trade Masters. The details of the beneficiaries of the scheme who graduated in 2014 and were given heavily subsidized take-off equipment/tools are:-

S/N NAME TRADE
1 Anota Taiwo Hair Dressing
2 Abibat Sodunke Hair Dressing
3 Debora Kolawole Hair Dressing
4 Ejimo Abijo Hair Dressing
5 Funmi Osho Hair Dressing
6 Aina Adeleke Hair Dressing
7 Deborah Suraju Hair Dressing
8 Adelarin Suraju Hair Dressing
9 Blesing Emmanuel Hair Dressing
10 Damilola Salami Tailoring / Fashion Design
11 Iyabo Ogundare Tailoring / Fashion Design
12 Bilikisu Muraino Tailoring / Fashion Design
13 Basirat Tola Sogade Tailoring / Fashion Design
14 Risikat Adesina Tailoring / Fashion Design
15 Latifat Soyemi Tailoring / Fashion Design
16 Olubunmi Ajibi Tailoring / Fashion Design
17 Taiwo Opatola Tailoring / Fashion Design
18 Rasheedat Sanya Tailoring / Fashion Design
19 Yemisi Salaudeen Tailoring / Fashion Design

TRADE MASTERS:

S/N NAME TRADE
1 Mrs. Aminat Bello Hair Dressing
2 Mrs. Morufa Bola Oke Hair Dressing
3 Mrs. Mojisola Oladepo Adeleke Hair Dressing
4 Mrs. Aduragbemi Salami Tailoring / Fashion Design
5 Mrs. Morayo Awoyemi (Best) Tailoring / Fashion Design
6 Mrs. Ajoke Ajibi Tailoring / Fashion Design
7 Mrs. Funmi Oguntade Tailoring / Fashion Design

SCHEME COORDINATORS:
1. Engr. Tunde Awojobi
2. Mr. Gbuyi Olu. Sonubi

SCHEME CHAIRMAN:
Dr. A. O. Abijo, fstan

4.2 WORKSHOP/SEMINAR tagged “Job Sure” for unemployed graduates

A large number of our young graduates of tertiary institutions are unemployed or underemployed. It is however, recognized that there exists a practical knowledge and self – projection skills gap in this group; In order to address this, a one-day interactive workshop tagged “Job Sure” for self Discovery, Vision Creation, Nurturing the Entrepreneurial spirit and how to start and grow business – the simple way, was organized

The workshop which was conducted by seasoned resource persons, was based on the International Standards set by Junior Chambers International (JCI) in the instruction of young adults and was held on Wednesday, 15th October 2014. There were 62 participants selected from the 15 Wards of Sagamu Local Government. It is planned that the workshop will henceforth be held annually for new graduates
4.3. IT Learning Centre/ IT Training

Six (6) sessions of the introductory computer training programme were undertaken in 2014 at the Community IT Learning Centre at Lafarge WAPCO site. A total of 283 trainees from the different sectors of the community benefitted from the training programme. Free transportation for the trainees was provided.

Presentations of awards were made to the best 2 Students in each of the 5 batches of IT Training courses for youth in 2014.

It is to be noted that the sixth and last session in each year is now earmarked for ADULTS.


2014


The focus of the Education and Youth Empowerment in the year was hinged on strategies for strengthening the educational institutions in Sagamu LGA as well as in the empowerment of students and out-of-school youths.

The following four cardinal programmes were approved by the Council:

  1. Provision of support and learning resources to educational institutions in Sagamu
  2. Promotion of science & technology education in Secondary Schools.
  3. Provision of bursary awards for indigent students in tertiary institutions
  4. Expanded programme of Skill Acquisition Scheme for youths

 

1. Provision of learning resources to Sagamu educational institutions

  1. Supply of Exercise Books for pupils in Public Primary Schools A total of 190,000 branded exercise books (2A-20, 40 & 60 leaves; 2B; 2B Special; 2D; 2D Special; Higher Education) were procured for free distribution to all pupils and teachers in the 55 primary schools in Sagamu Local Government area.
  2. Supply of books to Secondary Schools.
    1. “Olympian Prince”, an inspiration biography of Dr. Adegboyega F. Adedoyin, written by Dr. S. Ayodele Oni
    2. “Making of a Star Athlete” by Dr. S. Ayodele Oni
    3. “An Introduction to Cultural Activism in Nigeria” by HRH Oba Gbenga Sonuga
  3. Promotion of science and technology education in public secondary schools in Sagamu Local Government Area, through provision of essential equipment
    1. 18 Binocular Microscopes equipped with rechargeable batteries, to Senior Secondary Schools.
    2. 27 HP Branded (Windows 8) Computer Sets to ALL junior and Senior Secondary Schools.
    3. 27 HP Branded 3-in-1 Printers and 27 UPS to ALL Junior and Senior Secondary Schools.

    JUNIOR AND SECONDARY SCHOOLS THAT RECEIVED FULL COMPUTERS AND PRINTERS

    1. 1. REMO SECONDARY SCHOOL, SAGAMU (SENIOR)
    2. REMO DIVISIONAL HIGH SCHOOL, SAGAMU(SENIOR)
    3. METHODIST COMPREHENSIVE COLLEGE, SAGAMU(SENIOR)
    4. MUSLIM HIGH SCHOOL, SAGAMU(SENIOR)
    5. ST. JOHN’S ANGLICAN GRAMMAR SCHOOL, SIMAWA(COMBINED)
    6. OGIJO COMMUNITY GRAMMAR SCHOOL, OGIJO (SENIOR)
    7. SIMAWA COMMUNITY GRAMMAR SHOOL, SIMAWA(COMBINED)
    8. ODE-LEMO COMMUNITY GRAMMAR SCHOOL, ODE-LEMO(COMBINED)
    9. BATORO COMMUNITY GRAMMAR SCHOOL, BATORO(SENIOR)
    10. OFFIN HIGH SCHOOL, SAGAMU (COMBINED)
    11. SOYINDO COMMUNITY HIGH SCHOOL, SOYINDO(SENIOR)
    12. OLOMIMEJI COMMUNITY HIGH SCHOOL SOYINDO (SENIOR)
    13. MULERUWA COMMUNITY HIGH SCHOOL, OGIJO (COMBINED)
    14. OTUNBA GBENGA DANIEL SECONDARY SCHOOL, EWU-OLIWO(COMBINED)
    15. SAGAMU HIGH SCHOOL, SAGAMU(SENIOR)
    16. MAKUN HIGH SCHOOL, SAGAMU (SENIOR)
    17. AGBELE COMMUNITY GRAMMAR SCHOOL, AGBELE (COMBINED)
    18. IJAGBA COMMUNITY HIGH SCHOOL, SOTUBO (COMBINED)
    19. OGIJO COMMUNITY GRAMMAR SCHOOL, OGIJO (JUNIOR)
    20. MUSLIM HIGH SCHOOL, SAGAMU (JUNIOR)
    21. REMO DIVISIONAL SCHOOL, SAGAMU (JUNIOR)
    22. REMO SECONDARY SCHOOL, SAGAMU(JUNIOR)
    23. SOYINDO COMMUNITY HIGH SCHOOL, SOYINDO (JUNIOR)
    24. MAKUN HIGH SCHOOL, SAGAMU (JUNIOR)
    25. METHODIST COMPREHENSIVE COLLEGE, SAGAMU (JUNIOR)
    26. BATORO COMMUNITY GRAMMAR SCHOOL, BATORO (JUNIOR)
    27. SAGANU HIGH SCHOOL, SAGAMU (JUNIOR)
  4. Support for Sagamu Library The SCDC provided continued support for the operations of the SAGAMU LIBRARY (former SLGEA library), now administered by the Ogun State Library Board. a sum of N201, 650.00 (Two Hundred and One Thousand, Six Hundred and Fifty Naira) only was again provided by the SAGAMU DESCENDANTS OF NEW YORK INC (USA), for the maintenance of internet access for e-learning at the library.
  5. Educational support for the physically challenged Essential items of equipment were provided in support of the School for Special Needs, Sagamu and the Braille Training School & Rehabilitation Centre of the Nigerian Association for the Blind, Remo Chapter (NAB). The SCDC acknowledges the additional support given to the Braille School by the SAGAMU UNION OF GREAT BRITAIN and the UNITED SAGAMU INTERNATIONAL (METRO CHAPTER), WASHINGTON, MARYLAND USA.

2. Promotion of science & technology education in Secondary Schools

Science and mathematics are subjects of great importance for careers in agriculture, engineering, medicine and technology. The Council therefore recognize that there is a dire need to encourage appropriate investment in the teaching of these subjects which are areas of great importance for the future development of our nation.

Appropriate strategies embarked upon to promote the teaching of science and mathematics include:

(a) The supply of science laboratory equipment and materials to the 18 senior schools as detailed above and

(b) Provision of supplementary teaching of science and mathematics

Continued support was provided for a programme of coaching lessons in science, mathematics, economics and commerce for final year (SS3) students. These extra-mural classes, held at week-ends and during school holidays have been on going since 2011. The assessment of the programme revealed its positive impact on the performance ot students in science, mathematics, economics and commerce in WAEC and NECO examinations.
3. Bursary award for Indigent Students in tertiary institutions

Bursary Awards of N50,000 (Fifty Thousand Naira) each were presented to 87 students in the final year of their courses at Nigerian public tertiary educational institutions (Universities, Polytechnics, Colleges of Education, College of Health Technology and Schools of Nursing). Selection of beneficiaries was through a competitive process conducted by the committee.

The Details of the beneficiaries are as follows:
4. Youth Empowerment

4.1 Training and Skills acquisition

Continued funding was provided to support the apprenticeship of youths in various technical and vocational trades. This programme, which is executed in collaboration with Sagamu Development Association(SDA), also provided free essential start-up equipment and tools, for 47 trainee who are on-stream with various Trade Master. 6 of these are recipients of a monthly stipend during their period of attachment with different companies.

The breakdown of the current programme is as follows:

Electrical Rewinding 5
Welding/Fabrication 16
Plumbing 3
Automobile Electrical 3
Tailoring & Fashion Designing 10
Hair Dressing 9
Total 46

4.2 Workshop/Seminar tagged “Job Sure” for unemployed graduate

A large number of our young graduates of tertiary institutions are unemployed or underemployed. It is however, recognized that there exists a practical knowledge and self -projection skills gap in this group; In order to address this, a one-day interactive workshop was organized as a form of training to sharpen participants’ skill for self -marketing.

The workshop which was conducted by seasoned resource persons, was based on the International Standards set by Junior Chambers International (JCI) in the instruction of young adults and was held on Wednesday 4th September 2013. There were 55 participants selected from the 15 wards of Sagamu Local Government. It is planned that the workshop will henceforth be held annually for new graduates.
4.3 IT Learning Centre/IT Training

Six(6) sessions of the introductory computer training programme were undertaken in 2013 at the Community IT Learning Centre at Lafarge WAPCO site. A total of 214 trainees form the different sectors of the community benefitted from the training programme. Free transportation for the trainees was provided. Presentations of awards were made to the best 2 students in each of the 5 batches of IT Training courses for youth in 2013.

It is to be noted that the sixth and last sessions in each year are now earmarked for ADULTS and thus in 2013, the session held on 26th November to 21st December benefitted several community members including Royal Fathers of Remo Traditional Council.

-Budgetary allocation provided for 2013 was 25%.


2013


– Budgetary allocation provided for 2012 was 25%.

Programmes Implemented are:

  1. Provision of learning resources to Sagamu Local Government educational institutions
    1. Supply of exercise Books for Pupils in Public primary Schools:- A total of 176,000 branded exercise books (2A – 20, 40 -60 leaves; 2B; 2B special; 2D; 2D special) were Produced for free distribution to all pupils enrolled in the 55 Primary School in Sagamu local government area.
    2. Supply of textbooks to Secondary Schools. Essential textbooks were provided in all subjects to each of the 18 public Junior and Senior Secondary Schools
    3. Support for Sagamu Library The SCDC provided continued support for the operations of the SAGAMU LIBRARY (former SLGEA library), now administered by the Ogun State Library Board. The sum of #101,025.00 (One Hundred and One Thousand and Twenty five Naira received from SAGAMU DESCENDANTS OF NEW YORK INC. (U.S.A), facilitated the provision of alternate energy supply (Inverter) to the Library.
    4. Promotion of science & technology education in Secondary Schools Science and mathematics are subjects of great importance for careers in agriculture, engineering, medicine and technology. The Council recognizes that there is a dire need to encourage appropriate investment in the teaching of these subjects which are areas of great importance for the future Development of our community in particular and the Nation in general.Appropriate strategies being embarked upon to promote the teaching of Science and mathematics include:
      1. Supply of science laboratory equipment and materials for each of 8 senior school in Biology, Chemistry and Physics
      2. Coaching classes in Science , Mathematics, Arts and Commercial Subjects for Final Year S.S.S 3 Students

      These extra-mural Classes, held at week-ends and during school holidays, have been on-going since 2011. A preliminary assessment revealed the positive impact of the programme on the performance of students in science and mathematics at WAEC and NECO examinations.

    5. Bursary award for Indigent Students in Tertiary Institutions. Bursary Awards of N50,000.00 (fifty thousand naira) each were presented to 72 students in the final year of their courses at Nigerian public tertiary educational institutions (Universities, Polytechnics, Colleges of Education and Schools of Nursing). Selection of beneficiaries was through a competitive process conducted by the committee.
  2. Youth Empowerment through Training and Skills Acquisition Continued funding was provided to support the apprenticeship of youths in various technical and vocational trades. This programme, which is executed in collaboration with the Sagamu Development Association (SDA), also provided free essential start-up equipment and tools, for the following numbers of trainees who completed their program in 2012:
    Field of Apprenticeship No
    Electrical rewiring 5
    Plumbing & mechanical maintenance 5
    Automobile electrical maintenance 4
    Welding & metal fabrication 5
    Total – 19

    Forty-five (45)trainess with various Trade Masters and twenty-four (24) on attachment to Companies, all within the Community were created, The trades covered are Electrical Rewinding, Welding/Fabrication, Auto Electrical, Plumbing, Auto Mechanical, Auto Body Works, Tailoring & Fashion Designing and Hair Dressing.

    Twelves (12) out of the twenty-four trainees on attachment to Companies have resumed with Simolade Electrical & Maintenance Services and Daneland Auto Company, i.e. Six (6) for each company. The remaining twelve (12) will soon resume when arrangement are concluded with the other Companies, standard memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will apply to all Companies involved in the programme, have been put in place.

    Short-term Training Programme:

    was provided for our Youths in Creative Arts within the School of Creative Arts and Agriculture Enterprises (SOCAAS), Simawa.

  3. IT Learning Centre/IT TrainingSix (6) sessions of the introductory computer training programme were undertaken in 2012 at the Community IT Learning Centre located at Lafarge WAPCO site. A total of 182 trainees from the different sectors of the community benefitted from the 2012 training programme. The SCDC took responsibilty for procurement of 10new HP branded computers, 1Sharp model 5516AR Photocopy machine, 1 HP Printer & Scanner in addition to the refurbishing of 8 computers and other hardware at the Centre, in order to Provide up-to-date training facilities. Also free transportation is provided for the trainees. Presentations of awards were made to the Best 2 Students in each of the 5 batches of IT Training courses for youths in 2012.

    It is to be noted that the last session in each year is now earmarked for ADULTS and thus in 2012, the session held on 26th November to 21st December Benefitted Several Royal Fathers of Remo Traditional Council and notable adults of the Community.

  4. EDUCATIONAL SUPPORT FOR PHYSICALLY-CHALLENGED PERSONSEssential items of equipment were provided in support of the School for Special Needs, Sagamu. In addition, support was provided for the commissioning of the Braille Training School & Rehabilitation Centre, Sabo, Sagamu for the Nigerian Association for the Blind, Remo Chapter (NAB). The Association also received generous support for its programmes from the Sagamu Union of Great Britain.

2011 – 2012


The programmes undertaken by the Committee in the repoting period benefitted from a budgetary provision of 30% of funding available to the Council in 2011. Members of the committee appreciate this gesture of sound investment in education and youth empowerment by Council.

 

The programmes:

  1. Provision of Exercise Books for pupils in public primary Schools.
    A total of 222,000 branded Exercise books(2A 20, 40 & 60 leaves; 2B;2B Special; 2D; 2D Special) were procured and distributed to 17,305 pupil enrolled in the 55 Primary Schools in Sagamu Local Government Area.
  2. Supply of learning resources to 18 public secondary schools (Junior and Senior).
    The committee responded to the need to improve the learning resources in educational institutions in the Community by providing equipment for the science laboratories and by the supply of essential textbooks for the secondary schools in Sagamu Local Government Area. 65 volumes of text books were procured for each of the Junior and 75 volumes for each of the Senior Schools respectively. In addition, all Senior Secondary Schools were provided with 106 items of laboratory equipment and 20 items of chemical/reagents.
  3. Bursary award for Indigent Students in tertiary institutions.
    Awards of N50,000:00 (fifty thousand naira) each were presented to 40 students in the final year of their courses at Nigerian public Universities, Polytechnics and Colleges of Education. Selection of beneficiaries was through a competitive process conducted by the Committee.
  4. Youth Empowerment through Training and Skills Acquisition.
    Funding is provided to support the apprenticeship of youths in the following technical/vocation trades:

    Discipline No in Training
    Graduated in 2011 Graduating In 2012 New Intake
    Electrical rewiring 6 6 6
    Petrol & Diesel engine maintenance 2 1
    Furniture/Carpentry 3 1
    Automobile electrical maintenance 3 4 1
    Welding & matal fabrication 11 4 9
    Tailoring & Fashion designing 12 17
    Hairdressing 10 10
    Plumbing 5

    This programme, which is executed in collaboration with the Sagamu Development Association (SDA), also provides essential equipment and tools, free of charge, to trainees on graduation. A total number of 47 trainees graduated in 2011.

  5. IT Learning Centre/IT Training
    Six (6) sessions of the 10-week introductory computer training were undertaken in the period 18 July 2011 to May 30 2012 at the Community IT Learning Centre located Lafarge Wapco site. A total of 150 trainees, nominated from the different sectors of the community, benefitted from the programme.In order to provide up-to-date training facilities at the IT Learning Centre, the SCDC procured 10 complete HP branded Computers, 1 Sharp (5516 Model) Photocopier, 1 HP Printer & Hp Scanners and in addition, 8 of the old computers at the Centre were upgraded. Also, free transportation is provided for the trainees.It is to be noted that the last session in each year is now earmarked for ADULT computer literacy. In 2012, the session scheduled to hold from Saturday, 24th November to Friday, 21st December is reserved for the Royal Fathers (Remo Traditional Council).
  6. WAEC/NECO coaching classes in English, Science and Mathematics
    The committee noted the reported poor performance of Sagamu secondary school students in WAEC/NECO examinations. In more than 70% of secondary schools in SLGA, data from the Ogun State Ministry of Education revealed that fewer than 1 in 15 of students presented for WAEC/NECO passed the examinations with 5 credits including English and Mathematics. Thus, less than 10% of our secondary school students show a promising higher education potential. The Committee therefore organized a programme of ‘week-end coaching’ in English, Science and mathematics for final year (SS3) students in the period 14 October 2011 to a similar programme is scheduled to commence in July 2012 for students currently in SS2 classes.
  7. Renovation/Updating of Sagamu Community Library
    The Community recommended that continued support be provided for the operations of the SAGAMU LIBRARY (former SLGEA library), which was renovated in 2008/2009 by the former Sagamu Community Development Committee, with funds provided by Lafarge WAPCO, although the library has now been handed over to the Ogun State Library Board. 5 computer sets were upgraded and one new server purchased. In addition, internet connectivity was restored, and a 10KVA Generator was purchased for the Library.
  8. Education support for physically-challenged persons
    The Committee procured electronic learning materials (ICT – Resources) for visually-impaired persons. Materials supplied include Perkins Brailler, Duxbury Braile translator, and Everest Braille embosser. These resources would be available for use at the SAGAMU LIBRARY, Ogun State Library Board. There are on-going arrangements to provide audiology resources for hearing-impaired pupils at the School for Children with Special Needs, Sagamu.
  9. New Projects
    In addition to the continuation of projects and schemes listed above, the committee is undertaking the following new projects for the year 2012:

NITDA IT Centre

The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) in its Rural IT Development Programme has supplied the Sagamu Local Government with computer sets and power supply resources (solar panels and Inverter) for state-ofthe-art computer training. The SCDC is partnering with the SLG in ensuring effective utilization of these facilities for the training of IT professionals.

Other youth empowerment programmes under consideration include partnering with the organizers of SOCAAS scheme at Simawa in promotion of vocational training such as in the Film-Making business.

A recommendation for Scholarship/Bursary scheme for postgraduate education in science and technology for Sagamu citizens with outstanding first degree (First Class or Second Class Upper Division) is awaiting funding allocation.

As stated earlier, the 2011 sectoral allocation is 30% of the total budget.