On Wednesday 11 September 2013, the Education Rights Campaign (ERC) Free Summer Holiday Coaching came to a glorious end at a joyous closing ceremony held in the compound of the Anglican Primary School, 1 Ezie Lane via Arumoh Street, Opposite Boundary Road, Ajegunle Apapa Lagos. Gracing the occasion were the Education Secretary of the Ajeromi Ifelodun Local Government, the Head Teacher of the Anglican Primary School, community leaders and ERC officials.
The event witnessed the handing out of gifts to best three students in the SS1, SS2 and SS3 classes as well as awards to punctual and well-behaved students. The best three students are those who came out first, second and third in each of the classes at the end of the mock examination organised to test how well the students had learnt. The free summer coaching lasted 6-weeks with about 30 teachers volunteering to teach various subjects without pay. In appreciation of the contribution of the volunteer teachers, a certificate was issued to each of them to applause from students. The event also witnessed poetry rendition, songs and drama by the students.
The ERC Free Summer Coaching is a key aspect of ERC's strategy to campaign for the provision of free education by demonstrating in practice the possibility of free and quality education. The coaching also provides indigent students from Ajegunle slum community the opportunity to attend a coaching class during the long vacation. Speaking earlier at the closing ceremony, the ERC National Coordinator H.T Soweto thanked ActionAid Nigeria for their contribution and support towards the success of the coaching. He also thanked the volunteer teachers, the students as well as the guests and counselors who visited the coaching from time to time to talk to the students.
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