By Adejumo Kabir
Final year students from the Department of Adult Education and Lifelong Learning; Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-Ife during the week engages in community services to impact on the lives of the people.
The students stormed different communities in Osun State to demonstrate skills garnered in community services and rural education in the last four years of studying at the department, part
According to the course coordinator; Mr. Paul Akpomuje, students were thought the rudiments of rural education and were charged on community development, which is expected to be the substantial basis to award grade.
“Rather than giving the students test as coursework, we decided to take them to rural communities in the state to demonstrate some of the skills we had imparted to them in class as a form of community engagement and rural development project” he said.
He added that students were accompanied to impact location by specialists, who served as supervisors.
“We accompanied them to two communities – Balogun and Abagboron villages. We exposed the villagers to health education and vocational skills. With the assistance of some resource persons from the health sector, students conducted HIV tests, malaria tests, BP check and general medical counselling and education”.
Students also donated clothes, toiletries, mosquito nets among other human needs to the villagers, while also ensuring that they were being left with happy stomachs.