The Nigeria’s Vice-President Prof Yemi Osinbajo has disclosed that the impactful education he received in his secondary school days has been responsible for his competence, stressing that there is a strong nexus between the kind of education students receive in schools and what they turn out to be later in life
Penpushing reports that, Osinbajo made this known while speaking at a fundraiser for Igbobi College, his alma mater in Lagos, which was part of activities lined up to mark the 90th anniversary of the school.
The number two citizen of the country, recalling his days at Igbobi College emphasized that the values he had imbibed till date and some of the competences he had acquired, remained remarkable in his life
Penpushing further reports that, Osinbajo stated that what he and other old students got was total education, that did not only place emphasis on strong academic performance but also discipline, adding that the school rewarded academic achievements and excellence in sports but seriously sanctioned bad behaviour.
“Igbobi placed great value on academic, sports and literary achievements; so, you were called out on stage to receive prizes during the assembly, so you were recognised. So if you excelled in sports, you were recognised, if you excelled in academics, you were recognised on the assembly ground. But on the same stage, you would be seriously whipped for bad behaviour. So, reward and punishment was on the same stage”, he recalled.
Penpushing also reports that, Osinbajo who passed out of the school in 1975 described his alma mater as a leveller, pointing out that all students, irrespective of background, were treated equally.
The Vice President pointed out that the teachers at the school during his days were very helpful; adding that his English teacher in his first year greatly encouraged him to better his writing skills
Penpushing reports that, Osinbajo boasted that Igbobi College had transformed lives and had contributed tremendously to Nigeria’s human capital, and commended the old students for coming up with the idea of the fundraiser to generate funds to uplift the school.
The Vice President declared that he had no doubt that the various interventions by the old students at Igbobi College would help improve the standard of teaching and learning in the school.
Penpushing further reports that, the event was organized by the Igbobi College Old Boy’s Association(ICOBA), which was part of activities lined up to mark the 90th anniversary of the school, with over N200 million of the N1billion realised.
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