The youths of Eti-Osa Constituency 02 area of Lagos State, who are preparing to write the 2023 General Certificate of Education (GCE), have been advised to shun all forms of distractions to attain the desired success.
The representative of Eti-Osa 02 in the Lagos State House of Assembly, Engr. Gbolahan Yishawu, gave the advice while addressing the candidates who received his free GCE forms for 2023.
Recall that giving out GOY free forms on a yearly basis is part of the lawmaker’s educational support for his constituents.
According to him, education is power, and human capacity is an asset of any nation. People that are equipped with knowledge and skills are great asset to their nation. I have only one request from you, please ensure you pass. I don’t want you here next year again but we are happier if you are moving forward.
Yishawu emphasized that the distribution of free GCE forms is not about politics, but thay it is a way of giving back to the society.
The lawmaker stressed that he had to provided additional forms to accommodate candidates that came at the late hour because they have deficiency in some of their subjects in their SSCE exams.
Speaking with one of the beneficiaries, Alli Adeyemi, who wrote the exam 29 years ago, said that he collected the GOY free form because he wanted to change his course.
“I wrote my last GCE 29 years ago and I want to change my line of discipline that is why I key into this opportunity of free form provided by Yishawu. This will help me to advance my education.
“He has been doing a lot of things for us and has empowered many youths. Youths should key into these opportunities provided by the lawmaker to empower themselves. Age should not be a restriction or barrier. It only takes determination to return to school. Youths within the constituency should go back to school,” he added.
Another beneficiary, Mary Agbanu, a private school teacher, who also came to get a form, said she studied science, but would like to return to the university to study a course that is relating to teaching.
“I wrote the exam 2 years ago, but I did not pass. Now I want to change my course because I was a science student and I see myself in teaching as a profession. I teach in a private school,” he said.
She then appreciated God for the privilege provided through the lawmaker, adding that she had initially lost hope in writing the exam.
Over 200 beneficiaries received GOY free GCE forms this year.