Posted by Elizabeth Edozie on Feb 03, 2020
Students of Tai Solarin University of Education Secondary School (TASUESS) in Ijagun, Ogun State can now measure the weather using meteorology instruments.
“Am a medical doctor and I know the effect of the weather on our health”, DG Akeredolu
Thanks to Rotary Club of Ijagun TASUED, under the umbrella of Rotary International, District 9110, Nigeria for setting up a meteorological garden in the school premises for learning purposes.
The newly provided facility which was commissioned by the District Governor, Dr. Jide Akeredolu during his official visit to the club on Monday, January 2, 2020, will be used for both internal practical learning purposes by the students, as well as external learning purposes.
Explaining the concept of the garden, the garden designer, Rotarian Austin, the Meteorological Assistant in Tai Solarin University of Education who is also a member of Rotary Club of Ijebu Ode explained that the garden which serves as a learning aid for the students, can be used to measure the elements of apparatus on a daily basis such as the temperature, rainfall, etc.
“It is used for measuring the weather in order to be able to detect the weather. As a teaching aid, it will help to provide a practical experience for the students”, he said, adding that a soil thermometer is still needed in the garden to help a farmer determine the level at which a particular crop can be planted.
He said although all the instruments needed in the garden have not been made available yet but the club has assured the school that the remaining instruments will be provided in phases.
The DG, in his remarks, stated that the weather is an important aspect of what we need to know to ensure the growth of our nation. “Am a medical doctor and I know the effect of the weather on our health”, he said.
He thanked the Rotary club for developing such an idea and also making it a reality. “The lecturer has said the needed instruments are not complete yet, but the journey of a thousand miles, they say, starts with the first step”, said DG Akeredolu.
The DG further said, “We are in the first step now and I know the club, as they have promised, will gradually provide the rest of the instruments. I know they can do it on their own and if they cannot, they can always call on us at the district.
“There is a system in Rotary that is called district grant. When a club has a project that they are not able to fund, they can apply for the district grant. Even projects that the district cannot fund, they go for what is called global grant; raising fund internationally. Rotary has become a very efficient system, as a charity organization.
Following the meteorological garden commissioning, was the charter presentation of the Interact Club of TASUESS. The charter members of the Interact club, numbering 11, led by the president, Ijaduola Mobolaji, were officially presented. The Rotary club also donated exercise books to the Interact club.
Finally, the club led the DG on a courtesy visit to the office of the Vice Chancellor, TASUED, Professor Abayomi Arigbabu.