Second Annual Edition of Human Jewel0
It was a gathering of academics on the restoration of quality education, mother tongue and cultural values among school leavers, the younger generation in Nigeria at the 2nd annual edition of Human Jewel.
Virtually all secondary school students in Abeokuta were beneficiaries of the seminar making the second movement of the NGO’s enthusiasm to re-awaken the Nigerian youth on the importance of the right to life, sound education, as well as to promote the nation’s diverse cultures.
No doubt, the students present felt the reflection on the need not to take their education with levity, as well as be enthused to embrace the nation’s culture to a greater height. They were all excited as they were refreshed with diverse Yoruba cultural songs, chants, poems and Ewi all in Yoruba.
Speaking through a representative, wife of Ogun State governor, Olufunso Amosun, charged school leavers, especially in Ogun State to improve on their personalities and be good ambassadors wherever they found themselves, adding that,
it is high time students discovered and worked on their potential in an effort to achieve in their chosen careers
She also charged parents and guardians on the need to pay more attention to their children, while she assured that the Ogun State government would not relent in its responsibility to provide quality education in the state.
A representative of the state Commissioner of Education, charged students to pay more attention to their attitudes, embrace moral and crave for viable education, just as he also urged parents to endeavour to give sound education to their wards, noting that the state education sector under the Ogun State government would not relent in its effort to foster cultural values and quality education so as to become a good ambassador to the state and the nation.
In her words, the initiator of the seminar, Fisayo Ajisola, acknowledged the Ogun State government and every one that contributed to the programme, adding that, “I am enthused to create an avenue for the younger generation to rediscover and be useful to themselves, parents and the nation.”
The programme which was also supported by two leading telecommunication industries in the country, MTN and Airtel, was well graced by dignitaries from all walks of life and top government officials of Ogun State witnessed the presence of the wife of the Ogun State governor, Mrs Olufunso Amosun, represented by the wife of the Special Adviser to the Governor on General Duties, Mrs Funmi Adeyemi, a lawyer; the Ogun State Commissioner of Education, Mr Olusegun Odubela, also represented by the permanent secretary of the ministry, Alhaji Ambali Ishola; Guest speakers: Professor Sophie Oluwole, Mr Olatubosun Lagunju, personnel from the Ogun Education Ministry, as well as academics scholars, teachers and students who were the participants at the Abeokuta Grammar School Hall.
Strong: Nigerian Tribune