Speaker at the Seventieth Anniversary Lecture of the Department of Adult Education, University of Ibadan, Emeritus Professor Michael Omolewa has advocated more funding to promote adult education across the country.
He made the call while presenting a paper entitled “70 Years of Inspiring Generations for Greater Heights”.
Emeritus Professor Omolewa who explained that Adult Education was pivotal to national development, noted that many uneducated people in the country did not wish to be uninformed but were victims of uncontrollable situations.
While calling on individuals and groups to give back to the society by educating the illiterates so that every potential would be invested in the development process of the country, the don said Adult Education encouraged cross-fertilization of ideas.
Chairman on the occasion, Aare Afe Babalola in a message through the Director of Afe Babalola International Study Center, Ibadan, Dr. Adedayo Ajani emphasized that, to achieve quality education delivery, there was the need for government at all levels to adequately fund education, urging other stakeholders to be efficient in the use of resources.
In a remark, Head, Department of Adult Education, Professor Rashid Aderinoye maintained that the occasion was an avenue to draw public attention to advantages of Adult Education.
On his part the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu in a massage through the Vice Chancellor, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Professor Eyitope Ogunbodede gave assurance that the present administration would do its all to promote education.
The event had in attendance dignitaries from all walks of life including the Zonal Director, Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria, FRCN, Ibadan National Station, Alhaji Muhammed Bello.