Agbor, Jan. 30, 2019 (NNN) Mr Smart Ajaja, the African Action Congress (AAC) candidate for Delta North Senatorial District”>Delta North Senatorial District has donated over 1,000 books covering various areas of study to the College of Education, Agbor, Delta.
Ajaja said at the official presentation of the books on Wednesday in Agbor that the existing challenges in the education sector of the country prompted the gesture.
He said “It is in my bid to fight ignorance in the country that I decided to join in the political race as a senatorial candidate of the AAC to represent Delta North in the forth coming elections.
“I am a registered nurse in the US, a writer, an entrepreneur and a human and environmental right activist with emphasis on socio-economic, civil and environmental justice.
“I live in the United States, I have been in the news in Nigeria for about eight years and one area that I have discovered that we have serious problem in Nigeria is education.
“In the US, I happen to run a business that had to do with education and I had access to instructional materials and I have been thinking about what to do to advance the course of education in Nigeria.
“And when the opportunity came, I had a shipment of books to donate to Nigeria and I decided to ship the books to the College of Education, Agbor.
“The books numbering over 1,000 are drawn from various discipline including science and technology, mathematics, arts, social sciences, medicines and nursing, real books for instruction and learning in the 21st century.
“It is my pleasure that I have this opportunity to formally hand over these books to the institution, these are books for the professors, students and anyone interested in research in the state and across the country’’.
Receiving the books, the College Provost, Dr Joseph Ukadike, thanked the donor and called on other Nigerians to emulate him.
He promised that the books would be deployed to the school library for immediate use of the college community.
“This is to express our appreciation to our son, who came all the way from the United States to make this donation to the College of Education, Agbor.
“I got interested when he called me and said that he had some books to donate to the college.
“I did not know that the books were so many and over a thousand diffident books covering the humanities, arts, sciences, medicals, technologies among others.
“This is amazing and we are very grateful, we never had it so well, this has added to our library and wish it had come before our accreditation.
“When I look through the books, they are of latest editions of book in the USA,” the provost said. (NNN)
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