Obayomi bags Icon of Hope Award at NANS education summit The Informant247

Obayomi bags Icon of Hope Award at NANS education summit

The National Secretariat of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) last Wednesday, 16th February, 2022 hosted an education summit at the Kwara State College of Education, Oro, with the theme; “Imperative need of reviewing education curriculum in order to address moral decadence in Nigerian society.”

While welcoming participants to the one day summit, the chief host and rector of the COED, Oro, Professor Mukaila Ayanda Aremu expressed the gratitude of the institution to the leadership of NANS for their thoughtful decision to contribute towards reshaping the education sector.

While expressing the appreciation of the College for the honour to host the event, Professor Aremu noted that the choice of the institution showed that the organizers of the programme “are in the right direction.”

He added, “I believe that after today’s discourse, the type of development we all desire for our education can be achieved.”

Convener of the programme, Adebayo Kayode in his own speech, said students can no longer pretend that all is well with the condition of education in Nigeria, hence the need to work together to proffer solutions that will help Nigerian students to compete with their counterparts across the world.

He expressed the appreciation of the organizers to the invited guests and 2022 awardees for honouring the invitations and contributing towards the success of the programme.

Kayode said the award recipients were carefully selected based on their antecedents and track records of supporting Nigerian students and making life better for them. He singled out of one of the awardees, Barr. Obayomi Azeez for mention, appraising his ever ready disposition towards any student programme.

In his own intervention at the programme, the guest lecturer, Dr. (YESBIT) Kabir Olalekan Bello emphasized that the fact that education in Nigeria was crying for help is no longer new. He therefore called for every hand to be on deck to towards finding a lasting solution.

“Curriculum change, change in orientation and attitude, as well as political will, will go a long way in helping Nigerian education witness a rebirth we all desire,” Dr. Kabir said.

He called on education policy makers to make subjects such as history, religious studies and civic education compulsory to curb moral decadence in the society.

The guest lecturer also urged the leadership of NANS to sustain the platform of engagement in order to facilitate conversation around Nigeria’s education challenges.

One of the awardees, Barrister Obayomi Azeez thanked the student body for the honour and pledged his continued moral and legal assistance whenever required.

Meanwhile, Barrister Obayomi, through his education endowment foundation, has unveiled the second edition of 50 free jamb forms for indigent students of Share/Oke-Ode constituency. The event took place on Saturday, 19th February, 2022 after a meeting of the National body of the union of his hometown; Ajegunle Peoples’ Development Union in Oke-Oro, Ifelodun Local Government, Kwara State.

Other awardees include; Professor Wale Suleiman, Founder RNZ Foundation and former Special Adviser to the Kwara State Governor; Dr. Toba Oloyede and Hon. Jide Oyinloye.

The leadership of NANS at the event include; Comrade Popoola Olumide, Senate President of the National Association of Polytechnic Students (NAPS) who represented the NANS President and Comrade Asefon Sunday Dayo; NANS National Director on Campus Intervention, Comrade Uthman Oladimeji.

Present at the meeting include; Engr. Adeoti Adebayo who doubles as the National President of Ajegunle Peoples Development Union and the Are Atayese of Ajegunle; Alh. Salami Rahaman, Secretary of the Union and the Asiwaju of Ajegunle as well as Chief (Barrister) Samson Omodara who is the Bamofin Aguda Land and Ajegunle.

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