Exclusive: Lagos-based Muslim brother, Moshood Alabi, organises free tutorials for students

Exclusive: Lagos-based Muslim brother, Moshood Alabi, organises free tutorials for students

A Muslim brother living in the Ikorodu area of Lagos State, Mr Moshood Alabi, has organised free tutorials for candidates sitting the ongoing West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).

Mr Alabi, who is also a lecturer at the Lagos State University of Science and Technology (LASUSTECH) began the free pedagogic services over three years ago on a Meta WhatsApp platform specifically for final-year students in both public and private schools.

Speaking to i-News Nigeria correspondent, the CEO of Stylistician School of Languages, stated that the motivating factor was the abysmal failure of students in the English Language.

“The first factor is the alarming rate of failure in the subject, the English Language,” Alabi said.

Teacher-students interactive activities on the Meta platform (1)

“I discovered while training some teachers that the quality of the information given to the students is very low. Students are not well informed about their expectations. Also, the lockdown during the COVID-19 pandemic was another factor,” the language expert explained.

According to him, over 1000 students benefitted from the free tutorials during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“I was able to train more than a thousand students during that period,” he revealed.

On whether he is being bankrolled for the services he provides, he responded that it is a self-sponsored programme.

“I am not being sponsored by anybody. I sponsor the programme myself,” he said.

Moshood Alabi

He added that the majority of the students commend him for what he is doing.

He stressed, “Sincerely, some of the students usually commend my efforts by praying for me. There was a day when an undergraduate student brought his mum to greet me that he benefitted from my free tutorials for UTME and SSCE. I was very happy that day.”

He stated further that the service is for everyone, stressing that it is “a service to humanity. The programme is for everybody regardless of gender, religion or ethnic group.”

Alabi maintained further that since it is an online programme, “it is for the whole of Nigeria.”

“In the last one, I had participants from Abuja, Port Harcourt and Jos. However, Lagos residents dominated the programme,” he said.

On the modality of the programme, Alabi revealed that “Texts, videos and online classes, WhatsApp and Zoom meeting App are used to achieve that.”

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