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Commissioner For Education, Folasade Adefisayo Speaks On The Gains Of Writing Competitions For Students

The Lagos State Commissioner for Education, Mrs Folasade Adefisayo, has advised students to stay focused in their academic pursuits. The Commissioner added that the essay competition would enable the students to be confident, boost their oratory skills and have in-depth knowledge of their environment.

Adefisayo gave this advice at the presentation of awards to winners of the year 2020 essay competition organised for students of primary, junior and senior secondary schools in the state.

She said,

“Stay focused, do well, and don’t allow distraction to get you out of what you want to be. Distractions can stop you from being what you want to be. You can be anything you want to be but it depends on you to stay focused.”

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She explained that the essay competition, which was one of the Co-Curricular programmes of the Ministry, was aimed at sharpening the research and writing skills of the students, improving their vocabularies.Essay

“The writers of the essay scripts displayed the gift of deep thought and articulate writing skills to convey ideas, communicate philosophy, recall occurrences and peep into the future which is required in literary works,”

she said.

The Permanent Secretary in the Ministry, Mrs. Abosede Adelaja, noted that the essay competition had provided a platform for the students to strive for excellent performance in the art of writing.

She said, “I want to encourage schools to introduce writing clubs in their school as a co-curricular activity. This will help them learn what they couldn’t learn during school hour.”

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