Worried by the fallen standard of education in Nigeria, government at all levels have been advised to arrest it, by providing qualitative education from primary to tertiary levels.
The admonition was the crux of the address of Senator Adegbenga Sefiu Kaka, during the bursary award disbursement exercise, organised for final year students in all tertiary institutions in Ogun East Senatorial District.
Kaka, a member of the National Assembly, representing Ogun East, noted that the intervention of government and well-spirited Nigerians would guarantee the nation’s future development and growth.
He charged the nation’s graduates not to be deterred in the face of the challenges, but to brace up and make the best out of the situation.
The former deputy governor of the state, also called on those endowed within the society to rally round governments and the private sectors in promoting the advancement of education in Nigeria.
He said, “The fallen standard of education must be arrested for a guaranteed future development and growth. All hands must be on deck to arrest the decay and generate the much needed momentum.
“Our young graduates must not despair in the face of daunting challenges of the moment. They must brace up, make the best out of the available situation and be courageously ready to take responsibilities at any stratum of the societal pyramid.
“In wishing the beneficiaries and others, deserved success in their examinations, I urge the endowed elites in the society to join hands with all the tiers of government and the private sectors, to promote the advancement of education. It is the most worthy legacy we can bequeath to our children, wards and neighbours alike.”
The lawmaker, submitted that a N12,000 per student bursary awards would help the beneficiaries in defraying the cost, or part of their final year dissertation project.
The ceremony held at Ijebu Muslim College, Ijebu-Ode, recently, also witnessed the handing over of a newly renovated block of four classrooms facilitated by Kaka.
In his remarks, the chairman, Adegbenga Sefiu Kaka Senatorial Advisory Committee, Professor Kayode Ajayi, said that the broad- based bursary awards was instituted to cushion the financial burden of final year students in the district.
Speaking on behalf of other beneficiaries, Miss Adebanke Ogunde, a final year student of the Olabisi Onabanjo University, (OOU), enjoined well-to-do Nigerians to salvage the sinking boat of education and to also emulate the gesture of Kaka.
Source: Nigerian Tribune