Lagos State Government has commended Astymin for its relentless commitment to the academic development of Nigerian children through the brand’s annual flagship programme, Astymin Brilliance Reward.
Speaking at the 16th edition of the Astymin children academic reward programme- Astymin Brilliance Reward- recently held at the Grange School, Lagos, Deputy Governor of Lagos State, Dr. Mrs. Idiat Oluranti Adebule, said Astymin’s commitment and contributions to the development of education and academic performance of the Nigerian child are commendable and worthy of emulation by other brands.
Adebule, who was represented at the event by the Permanent Secretary, Education District 2, Mrs. Magareth Titilayo Solarin, said the brand had done well in encouraging children to strive for excellence in their academics by recognising and rewarding the best-performing pupils in states like Lagos, Ogun, Oyo, Osun, Enugu and Anambra. She further reiterated that children’s educational development was not negotiable and encouraged all stakeholders, including teachers, parents and other corporate bodies to take a cue from Astymin and play their parts in the academic development of the Nigerian children, as they are the future of the nation.
Also speaking at the colourful event, the Director of Co-curricular Department of State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), Mrs. Ismail Magareth Morenike, expressed her gratitude to Astymin for the reward programme. “On behalf of the Chairman of the board, Dr. Ganiyu Oluremi Shopeyin, we are very grateful to Astymin for this brilliance reward. This is an encouragement to both the pupils, teachers as well as their parents who put in so much effort to ensure their kids work hard and perform excellently in their academics,” she said.
The Astymin Brilliance Reward, which berthed in 2010, is the brand’s biggest and most prestigious event. The programme is aimed at developing mental and academic performance, while rewarding hard work and academic excellence amongst primary school pupils, through special acknowledgment and provision of educational materials.
The 2016 edition witnessed the convergence of the very best graduating pupils from about 200 private and public schools across the South-west and South-eastern regions, as well as parents, teachers and stakeholders in the Nigerian educational system. The Astymin brand recognised and rewarded the kids with certificates of excellence and valuable prizes, which were presented by Mrs. Magareth Titilayo Solarin, Mrs. Ismail Morenike and other dignitaries at the event.
The 2016 ABR event was colourfully adorned in an atmosphere of fun, friendship, sharing, networking and excitement. The kids, as well as their parents, had so much fun with lots of music, dance, with so much to eat and drink.
The 2016 edition of ABR is an evidence of Fidson’s unrelenting commitment to supporting the kids in all their academic endeavours, through its Astymin brand. This is in line with the corporate brand promise of valuing lives. It is the company’s attempt to bring back the glory days of Nigerian’s education by throwing its weight behind the children’s drive for academic excellence. Fidson is partnering with government and other well-meaning stakeholders to develop the country’s educational system.
Astymin brand also supports other school programmes in primary schools. Every month, there is an ‘Astymin Genius of the Month’ essay competition, in which students in primary schools in Lagos State write an essay on a topic. Astymin then rewards the child with the best-written essay. There are also other online activities going on the Astymin official website, www.myastymin.com and other social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.