Ilara-Mokin, Ondo State – The Aderosoye Fadola Foundation Mathematics Prize, held at the Alara of Ilara-Mokin multipurpose hall, showcased the importance of education and the commitment to nurturing young minds in the field of mathematics.

The event, led by Prince Aderosoye Fadola, was a resounding success, featuring esteemed dignitaries and showcasing the talents of students from seven participating schools.

In his remarks, HRM Oba Abiodun Aderemi Adefehinti FCA Jp, the Alara of Ilara-Mokin, expressed his gratitude to the foundation for their dedication to promoting education and building a legacy for future generations. He emphasized the importance of empowering female students, encouraging them to continue striving for success and noting that the sky is truly their limit.

The Commissioner for Education, represented by Mrs Onifade, the Area Educational Officer of Ifedore local government, commended the foundation for their efforts in promoting education and supporting students in their academic pursuits. She urged others to replicate this gesture, stressing that the government alone cannot meet all the needs of students.

Prince Aderosoye Fadola, the founder of the foundation, shared his inspiration for creating the mathematics prize. He recounted his experience in Cape Town, South Africa, where he witnessed Nigerian secondary schools participating in mathematics competitions, but noticed the absence of schools from Ondo state. This prompted him to take action and ensure that students in Ondo state have the opportunity to showcase their talents in mathematics and receive recognition for their hard work.

The participating schools included Anglican Grammar School Igbara Oke, Community Comprehensive Isarun, Community Comprehensive High School Ilara-Mokin, The Apostolic High School Ilara-Mokin, Ayo Grammar School Ipogun, Anglican Grammar School Ijare, and Community Oluwa Igbara Oke. Each school was awarded N20,000 for their participation, with additional prizes for the top winners.

Anglican Grammar School Ijare emerged as the first winner, receiving N300,000 and a brand new laptop. Community Comprehensive High School Ilara-Mokin secured the second position, winning N200,000, while Anglican Grammar School Igbara Oke came in third, receiving N100,000.

The media adviser to the Aderosoye Fadola Foundation, Mr Adekunle Adewumi, expressed his appreciation to all the dignitaries, parents, teachers, and students who attended the event. He also highlighted the importance of preserving the Yoruba language and urged the government to take steps to prevent its extinction.

The event was attended by various public figures, including HRM Oba Abiodun Aderemi Adefehinti FCA Jp, the Alara of Ilara-Mokin, and the Alara in council, HRH Oba David Oluleke Olubule of Ibule, the regent of Ero HRH. Gbadesogun Aderonke. (Ekiri of Ero), among others.

Their presence added to the significance of the event and underscored the importance of education and community support.

The Aderosoye Fadola Foundation has demonstrated its commitment to education through various initiatives aimed at giving back to the community. The foundation has provided scholarships to deserving students, assisted with hospital bill payments and medical expenses, and rewarded diligent students for their academic excellence.

The foundation’s efforts have created a supportive environment for students to excel, and their commitment to education has made a positive impact on individuals, associations, and society as a whole. The Aderosoye Fadola Foundation Mathematics Prize has set a high standard for excellence, inspiring students to pursue their academic goals with passion and determination.

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