Alimosho LGA Chair, Hon. Sulaimon Calls For Digitization Of Schools' Syllabus At AEI Scholars' Day
Honourable Jelili Sulaimon (middle) presenting the giant cheque to the overall best school, Vetland Secondary School at the Academic Excellence Award/Scholars Day 2019

The executive chairman of Alimosho Local Government Area, Honourable Jelili Sulaimon has called on the Lagos State Government to embrace digitization vis-a-vis schools’ syllabus.

Concise News reports that Hon. Sulaimon made this call at the Annual Academic Excellence Award/Scholars’ Day organized by Academic Excellence Initiative (AEI) on Saturday, May 4. The theme of this year’s event – the fourth edition organized by the distinguished NGO – is ‘Digital Transformation Trends In Education’.

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Hon. Sulaimon states: “the state government should move towards digitization of our primary and secondary school syllabus so that their knowledge-base will meet the 21st-century requirement”.

At the programme, Vetland Senior Grammar School emerged the overall winner and smiled home with a prize of N250, 000, tablets loaded with educational packages for the school’s two representatives, a trophy and two medallions. The cash prize for the winning school was donated by Hon. Sulaimon, as the local government proudly supported AEI’s laudable project.

The final was based on three core subjects – English language, Mathematics and Civic Education.

The competing students readying for the final
The competing students readying for the final at AEI Scholars’ Day

The Scholars’ Day, which is a yearly event featured forty (40) secondary schools represented by one hundred and seventeen (117) students. The public schools were six (6) while thirty-four (34) private schools registered. At Saturday’s final, 15 schools battled for the top honour in a live Computer Based Test (CBT).

Meanwhile, Elias International School was runner-up and they were rewarded with N150, 000 and tablets. Dairy Farm School finished second runner-up and the got N100, 000 and tablets for their representatives as well.

Speakers at the event chaired by Dr Prince Francis Origa include Tope Mark Odigie (Television Continental, TVC), Yusuf Jimoh Aweda (Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist) and Odusami Agbolade (Lufem Systems Limited).

AEI empower youths educationally, consequently providing avenues for them to enhance their individual potentials for societal development.

The AEI Scholars’ Day – in form of quiz competition covering schools in Lagos state – is designed to identify and celebrate brilliant students and serve as a means of promoting academic excellence among secondary school students, as well as support the AEI youth development and self-actualization vision.