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Youth Empowerment Scheme (Agric-YES) resumes on August 17 2020

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Lagos state government has revealed that the agricultural Youth Empowerment Scheme (Agric-YES)  Summer School Programme for public senior secondary schools will kickoff  on Monday, August 17 2020.

The state acting Commissioner for Agriculture, Ms Abisola Olusanya, on Wednesday disclosed that the two weeks programme was focused at

The state acting Commissioner for Agriculture, Ms Abisola Olusanya, in a statement on Wednesday, said the two-week programme was aimed at motivating pupils to embrace agriculture as a life-long career after their secondary education.

“The Agric-YES Summer School Programme was first brought to existence in 2011 to further invigorate interest and awareness in agriculture among pupils in public senior secondary schools across the six education districts in Lagos State.

“The Agric-YES Summer School Programme aims to serve as a ‘taster’ programme for students who may wish to pick up a career in agricultural value chain in future and eventually fill the vacuum being created by the ageing farmers,” Olusanya said.

The yearly programme, which usually holds during the long vacation, is for SSII pupils who take Agricultural Science, as well as their agric teachers Ms Abisola Olusanya said.
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