The Kwara State Government has been urged to as a matter of necessity
reward excellence in all endeavors to ensure improved performance.
The State House of Assembly made the call today in its resolutions
following a Matter of General Public Importance raised by the House
Leader Hon Hassan Oyeleke on "Creating avenue for rewarding outstanding
Students and attention for extremely poor students in the State".
This according to the House in its resolutions read by the Deputy
Speaker Elder Matthew Okedare would restore the glory of rewarding
excellent performances in the State, thereby inspiring others to excel
in their academic pursuit and chosen careers.
The House equally
enjoined the State Government to design welfare programmes in
educational institutions in the State that would assist indigent
students to realise their potentials .
The House Leader had while
raising the motion highlighted the need for the State Government to
design a policy of giving special privileges like scholarship, automatic
employment for exceptionally brilliant students in Primary, Secondary
and Post Secondary Institutions to serve as encouragement and inspire
others to excel in their academic pursuit.
according to him equally deserved the attention of the State Government
to make them realise their potentials, and redress their psychological
problems, stressing that failure to do this could make the affected
students become nucleus of societal ills.
Other members who spoke
on the Motion emphasized the need for the State Government to revive
the culture of encouraging excellence as well as affluent individuals to
assist indigent Students in realising their educational potentials to
enable them contribute meaningfully to the socioeconomic development of
The House equally acknowledged the receipt of a
message from the Governor Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed informing the House on
the dissolution of Local Government Councils in the State.
Meanwhile, the House has restated its commitment towards providing a platform for good governance in the State.
The Chairman House Committee on Information, Social Development, Youth
Sports and Culture Prince Saheed Popoola gave the assurance today in
Ilorin, while briefing newsmen on the activities of the House in the
last one week.
Prince Popoola who said the 8th Legislature under
the leadership of Dr Ali Ahmad would continue to be responsive to the
yearnings of the people who elected them into office praised the Media
and the Public for their support to the legislature since it's inception
17 months ago.