In a poignant celebration marking its 50th anniversary, the Kwara State Governor Malam AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq reaffirmed government’s continued support for the Kwara State School for Special Needs by announcing significant initiatives to enhance facilities and opportunities for the students.

Governor AbdulRazaq’s commitment materialized in the form of concrete action, with the approval for immediate renovation the hostels for the male and female students, which is set to begin this month. This investment underscores the government’s dedication to creating an inclusive and supportive educational environment for students with special needs.

During his address, the governor emphasized the importance of recognizing the abilities of individuals with disabilities, describing them as “special people” who contribute meaningfully to society

In her remarks, Hajia Sa’adatu Modibbo Kawu, the Commissioner for Education in Kwara State, echoed the government’s steadfast support for the school, citing various interventions aimed at improving facilities and educational outcomes. She reassured the school community of the government’s enduring commitment and urged the alumni to leverage the anniversary as an opportunity to foster connections and demonstrate solidarity with current students.

The Principal of the school, Mr. AbdulGaniy Ayodeji Olododo expressed profound gratitude to Governor AbdulRahman for the government’s unwavering support, including initiatives such as free education, feeding programs, and infrastructure development. He also extended appreciation to the Ministry of Education for its continued assistance and to the school’s alumni for their ongoing commitment to the institution’s success.

The Chairman of the 50th Anniversary Organizing Committee, Mr Muyiwa Afolayan, a staff of the Education Planning Research and Development unit of the Federal Ministry of Education, spoke highly of the Governor. He informed the guests that they had heard a lot about his love and concern for the special needs community. He added that the Kwara State School for Special needs was the best in the country. He also commended the Hon. Commissioner who he said had been a good friend of the school before she was appointed to the office.
“All your efforts towards the development of the school is highly appreciated” He added.

The anniversary celebration also served as a platform to honor individuals who have made significant contributions to the school’s advancement. Notable awardees included Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, Commissioner Hajia Sa’adatu Modibbo Kawu, and other dignitaries who have demonstrated selfless dedication to the school’s development.

Distinguished guests at the event included a representative of the Emir of Ilorin, Alangua Ara; Commissioner for Social Development, Hon. Afolashade Opeyemi Aderemi; .SA humanitarian, Prince Adebara Abdulateef amongst others

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