Education Is Solution To Nigeria’s Problems, NGO Stresses

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By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan


Coordinator of a  Non Governmental Organization (NGO),  Mafoya Oluwa Mbe, Mr Oluwasegun Agboola on Sunday hinted that Education is the solution to Nigeria’s problem.
Speaking on the foundation organised in memory  of the late patriarch of the family, late Chief Ezekiel Amoo Agboola, Mr Agboola said Nigeria will be freed from the alarming rate of insecurity and others vices , if the government could look more into improving the  education of indigent students and out of school children.
The Coordinator maintained that the neglect of the indigent students and out of school children led to the rise of criminality in the country, saying, ” an educated child will look up to creating a better for himself and not engaging in criminal activities such as kidnapping ,banditry, arm robbery and other social vices.”
Stressing that the foundation was focused  on addressing the problem of out of school children is ready to support the government in education through the initiative, he said it was also targeted at giving support to families of indigent students, adding that some schools for  indigent students have been identified for the commencement of the initiative.
Speaking further, he disclosed that the initiative which was earlier launched in January will commence with a road show which will be held between 21st of September to 25th of September and that the road show will  involve the  sensitisation of people about the foundation.
Highlighting that programmes such as health sensitisation, medical outreach will also be done during this period, Mr Agboola reiterated the foundation’s commitment towards  reducing numbers of out of school students.
Lamenting the increase in  numbers of out of school children and the high rate of unemployment, he maintained that one of the laid down plan of the foundation is to organise a skill acquisition programme for the beneficiaries during their  secondary school education.
While urging well meaning Nigerians to join initiatives like this, he said “the foundation is ready to partner  with anyone interested in joining the foundation” and  that the gathering of data on the indegents and out of school children is currently going on before the  take off of the initiative in September

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