The Lagos State government is organising an Agricultural Youth Empowerment Scheme (Agric-YES) Summer School Programme from Monday, August 17 to Saturday, August 29, 2020 as part of efforts to encourage senior secondary students to embrace agriculture as a life-long career.
The two-week programme will be for students of public Senior Secondary Schools across the six education districts in the state.
The Lagos State acting Commissioner for Agriculture, Ms Abisola Olusanya, said in a statement yesterday that the annual Agric-YES Summer School Programme usually holds during the long vacation for SSS 2 Agricultural Science students and teachers.
Olusanya said, “Due to the coronavirus pandemic and the need to discourage close physical interaction among students, teachers and other important stakeholders, this year’s Agric-YES Summer School Programme is taking place at the Lagos State Agricultural Development Authority, Oko-Oba, Agege.
“This arrangement shall replace the usual two-week residential on-farm summer school training within the Agric-YES premises in Araga, Epe.” (DailyTrust)