By: Dupe Isename
Government at all levels and wealthy individuals in the society have been challenged to team up to revive public education sector
A journalist with Radio Nigeria Oye Agunbiade gave the challenge at Command Secondary School, Army Barracks, Akure, Ondo state as part of his Voluntary “Give Back to the Nigerian Public School Project”
Mr Agunbiade observed that in spite of the infrastructural decay in public schools, the pupils still performed brilliantly than those in the private in exams like the Unified Tertiarry Matriculation Exams UTME.
He then charged the political class to look back and revive the schools that produced them.
Mr Agunbiade also admonished the pupils to look beyond the current challenges in the education sector and be determined to excel in life.
Speaking on the theme of the event “Vision and Excellence: A Classroom Meditation” Agunbiade maintained that a mental picture of the future was a necessity for every student poised for excellence.
In a remark, the Principal of Command Secondary School, Akure , Mr Godfirst Onohwo who commended the initiative said the documentary on the Renowned Neurosurgeon and current Secretary, United States Department of Housing and Urban Development, Doctor Benjamin Carson was inspirational for the pupils to perform better.
Two Students Farida Musa and Bright Akinsanmi expressed the determination to study hard and excel amidst all odds but appealed to government to provide enabling environment and facilities to aid their studies.