The management, staff and pupils of St. George’s Boys and Girls Primary Schools, Lagos has commended staff of Guaranty Trust Bank plc for their outstanding employee volunteer program; the Orange Volunteer After-School initiative, which has helped improve the academic performance of the students of the school.

GTBank’s “employee volunteering scheme” is a series of employee volunteer initiatives in which the bank’s employees give back to the community whilst at the same time enhancing their versatility and development opportunities.

In a letter of appreciation sent to the Bank, the school thanked Staff of GTBank plc for their level of responsibility and commitment to the development of its pupils through the coaching and tutoring weekend sessions.

The 8-week intensive coaching programme commenced in February, 2013 with members of staff from various units and departments taking pupils in subjects such as mathematics, English, Vocational Studies, Quantitative Aptitude and Verbal Aptitude.

In the 2013/2014 placement result released by Lagos State Government in June, 2013, pupils of St. George’s Boys’ and Girls’ Primary Schools recorded a 100% pass rate in the examination; an improvement over the 98% pass rate achieved by GTBank staff in the 1st year coaching of the students.

A total of 74 pupils took the examination with 68% of the pupils scoring over 70%. Teachers, parents and pupils were pleased with the wonderful result and Staff of the Bank also promised their unflinching support to the development of pupils in schools around the country.

Expressing his view on the accolade, the MD/CEO of GTBank plc; Mr. Segun Agbaje could not hide his excitement about this feat, he said “We have a long standing commitment to the communities in which we operate. Beyond the benefits our core business brings to our host communities, we aim to contribute our quota to the development of the society. GTBank staff are highly committed to this goal and this shows how much we treasure the children around us”

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