Pan-Atlantic University (PAU), has partnered with the Ibeju-Lekki Local Government to launch a sustainable community project towards improving the success rate of senior secondary school students in Ibeju-Lekki and strengthening community relations.
The initiative involves a Science Tutorial Scheme, which provides academic support to local students, making them eligible for scholarships to reputable universities. According to Mr Frank Wiggle, Head of Community Relations at PAU, “the Pan-Atlantic University is proposing a new STEM project in partnership with the Ibeju-Lekki Local Government. This project aims to equip indigenes of Ibeju-Lekki with high-demand skills for industries in and around the community”.
The Chairman of Ibeju-Lekki Local Government, Mr Sesan Abdullai Olowa, expressed his delight in the collaborative approach and promised all the necessary support to achieve the project’s goals. He commended PAU’s commitment to enhancing community development and fostering a productive relationship between the institution and the Local Government.
Mrs Temitope Falade, the Head of the Communications Unit at Pan-Atlantic University, expressed PAU’s commitment to enhancing community relations and promoting vocational training for indigenous people. She also sought the collaboration of the Local Government in branding Ibeju-Lekki.
The collaboration between Pan-Atlantic University and Ibeju-Lekki Local Government will yield significant benefits for the community. The vocational training programme will provide local youths with practical skills in high demand in the industry, increasing their employability and contribution to economic growth. This partnership will also enhance community relations and foster a more productive relationship between the University and its host community.