Eleven-year old Master Abraham Isaac of Oke-Odo Junior High School, Agege in the Education District I has emerged winner in the best act category while Education District II emerged the overall winner at the grand finale of the 2014 Jam Feast programme organized by the Lagos State Ministry of Education.
The state Commissioner for Education, Mrs. Olayinka Oladunjoye who congratulated winners after a keenly contested competition in various categories of activities explained that the programme was organized for schools across the six education districts of the state in order to channel the energy and attention of students from unproductive activities towards productive venture.
Oladunjoye who spoke through the Permanent Secretary in the state Ministry of Education, Mrs. Omolara Erogbogbo pointed out that the programme was also aimed at identifying and showcasing hidden talents and values as well as striking the right balance between science and education, excellence and innovation/business.
“The Jam Feast Programme is a tool being used by government to re-direct young people’s exploratory thoughts away from premarital sex towards the option of developing their innate talents and skills,” the Commissioner averred.
She noted that the programme has attracted the interests of parents and students as well as non-governmental organizations and corporate bodies who have bought into the state government’s quest to protect children from the scourge of HIV/AIDS.
Earlier, the Permanent Secretary, Mrs. Omolara Erogbogbo who was represented by the Director, Private Education and Special Programmes in the ministry, Mrs. Sewamu Amosu, lauded the participating schools for the wonderful performances exhibited during the various stages of the preliminaries section.
Mrs. Erogbogbo explained that the programme is one of the numerous programmes being used by the state government to channel the energies of the youth towards development.
The contestants competed in five categories at the event including invention, poetry, song, choreography and drama with winners in each category presented with trophies and plaques.