In its quest to advance the course of knowledge acquisition in the state for which it is known, Pentagon Movement Group (PMG), Ekiti State has donated free books to the Ekiti State Government for distribution to schools in the state.
Speaking with Journalists in Ado Ekiti, the State Capital, the Coordinator of the Group, Mr. Ilesanmi Ade-Ademola while presenting the books to the Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology of the State, stressed the need to further knowledge acquisition in the state so that the labor of our past heroes in the academic clime would not be in vain.
Ilesanmi also noted that the books are meant to be read by the student not to be used to decorate libraries.
“We are excited doing this for our state, Ekiti is ours. Our motto is Fountain of Knowledge and the Land of Honour. According to records, Ekiti State produces the highest number of Professors in the Country. And we are not less than proud of this. Hence, we shouldn’t lag behind in advancing the course of knowledge in the state.
“That’s why we are presenting these books to the state government to be in charge of its distribution. This is what we are committed to. Against the backdrop, Education is never a scam.
“To a very large extent, education brought Governor Kayode Fayemi to this highly esteemed position. And we want to appreciate his efforts in implementing policies that favor education.
“We want to plead that these books should be made readily available for both students and pupils of our schools in the state. This would get them informed in relevant current affairs and the careers they are about to embark upon. Education must be replaced with cybercrime and unnecessary bullying which are characterizing our society these days,” Ilesanmi noted.
Receiving the books, the State Commissioner for Education, Mrs. Olabimpe Aderiye thanked the movement for showing a philanthropic gesture to the education sector of the state.
See below other pictures that emerged during the presentation of the books: