By Olawale Asake

Some education experts have called on the Federal and State governments to improve the quality of education by putting more funding into the Sector to further aid teaching and learning in schools.

They made the call at the 2024 Olagoke Educational Foundation, O’LEG Competition for Secondary School Students organized by Shafaudeen in Islam Worldwide at Al-Aadi Unique College, Jobele, Oyo, with the theme, “Secure Your Future to Sustain Your Future”

The educators at the competition said that proper education could help to shape the future of children, calling on Government to honor UNESCO’s advocacy for larger percentage of budget on education.

In a keynote address, Professor Olagoke said that well-meaning individuals should support the government to tackle issues of poor education, urging the children to focus more on their education and avoid every form of distractions in the society.

Professor Olagoke maintained that the essence of functional education was to remove ignorance and arouse students’ conscience into positive values for their future to be well secured.

“You can rule the World if you avoid unnecessary burden of worries. Never engage in examination malpractices which can demean you into low ebb in the society”.

Professor Olagoke advised the students to positively make use of the recent technological innovations and advancements to broaden their knowledge, rather than committing cyber-crimes through technology, calling on victims of any Cybercrime to seek just from relevant authorities such as Nigeria Police, EFCC and others.

In an address of Welcome, the Host of the Programme, Alhaji Abdul-aadi Yusuf  lauded the Professor Sabit Olagoke who is the Initiator of the competition, saying it has helped many students to improve their critical thinking about education and their future sustainability.

“It is of immense value because it deepens their curriculum and they are learning. it is an engaging way of learning and preparing them for the future”.

Another Speaker, an Education Counselor, Dr. Ibraheem Adediran said,  education plays a major role in a child’s development and children should be taught the importance of healthy competition to make them acquire more knowledge for future decisions.

He maintained that, the competition was aimed at improving the student’s self-esteem and imbibe them with the belief that they too could achieve great things in life through education.

Seven Secondary Schools across Oyo States participated in the opening ceremony of the Competition.

The Participants said they were proud of their involvement which would go a long way in shaping their career in life so as to contribute meaningfully to national development.

Side attractions at the competition included cultural performance from the students of Shafaudeen Group of Schools, Ibadan and Al-Aadi Unique College, Jobele, Oyo.


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