23 Ogun State Students On Leadership Training Excursion In London

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2012: The first set of beneficiaries of ss3 Uplifting programme
2012: The first set of beneficiaries of ss3 Upliftment programme

23 Ogun State Students On Leadership Training Excursion In LondonOgun State First Lady, Olufunso Amosun continued her empowerment drive for leadership in the state  future leaders as she arrived last week in the United Kingdom taking 23 students from the State on an excursion in leadership training.

For the third year running, she has sponsored excelling students on motivational trip to the United Kingdom in a drive that is aimed at exposing them to leadership training and ambition motivation.

The Governor of the state, Senator Ibikunle Amosun had promised support for the students saying many of the students would be given scholarships but that the state wanted more quality Universities that would benefit their talents .

The first lady took another initiative in sponsoring another batch of  after the first two trips achieved its motivation goals in 2012  and 2013.

The students since arrived the United Kingdom on a two weeks excursion tour paid a courtesy call on the Nigeria High Commissioner to the UK, Dr Dalhatu Sarki Tafida CFR who received them, welcoming them to the United Kingdom.

Like those who benefited from the programme last year and the 2012,, they attended a leadership training programme at Buckswood School in Hastings in Sussex where they  participated in real-time observations and interactive conversations with other high performing school leaders from  various disciplines. Among the aim is to set their minds on people’s expectations from leaders and allowing them  multiple perspectives of leadership challenges and  dynamics on both domestic and international politics.

They also went on social treat to Brighton to view certain iconic areas of the city including the seaside before an official visit to the British Parliament where they were conducted round various departments in the British seat of power.

The new batch of 23 endowed students were those who obtained best results in the West African Examination Council, (WAEC) in Ogun State in the last academic year.

amosunThe leadership training initiative is aimed at sensitizing the youths on the essence of education and roles of responsible leadership, its various challenges and the essence of good nation building.

By the students visit, the first Lady has pushed forward her pet initiative SS3 Upliftment Studentsprogramme which she launched about two years ago.

The 23 students with the best results in the West African Examinations Council (WAEC)  were drawn from 20 local governments of Ogun State benefitted from this year’s annual programme.

See some response on last year’s trip as parents and teachers.

By Fatai Ogunribido, London