Excitement filled the air at both public and private schools in Ota, Ogun State when Covenant University, Ota, distributed First Aid Boxes as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility.
The University, through its Community Development Impact Initiative Committee members, on Wednesday, May 31, 2017, paid an unscheduled visit to primary and secondary schools within its host community, Ota, giving out well stocked First Aid Boxes.
Both the teachers and pupils of the beneficiary schools could not curtail their joy over the largesse as they praised Covenant University management for taking care of one of their challenges.
The Chairman of the Committee, Dr. Michael Agarana, who led other officials of the University on the visit noted that the University observed that most schools in the community lacked some basic things schools should have, particularly the First Aid Boxes, hence, the decision to provide them with one.
He said, “Schools are places where you have a lot of children who are prone to injury while playing during their break period. But with the provision of the First Aid Boxes, they can be taken care of.” He added that though, the University could not take care of all their needs, it would try as much as possible to impact lives.
All the Heads of the schools visited seized the opportunity to reel out myriads of challenges confronting them, which they said government alone could not handle and therefore sought the assistance of Covenant University to solve them.
The beneficiary schools included Iju-Ebiye High School (Senior), Iju, Ota; Nawar Ur Deen Primary School, Iju Ota; Local Government Area Primary School, Ilewo-Alaga, Atan, Ota; Ilupeju Community Primary School 1 and 2, Mupin, Ota; St. James’ Anglican Primary School 1, Ota; Anglican Mission Grammar School, Ota; Anglican Grammar School (Junior), Ota; St. Michael’s Anglican School 1 and 2, Ota; St. Peters School 1,Ota; and Kingdom Heritage Model School, Canaan Land, Ota.