The Ogun State House of Assembly Speaker, Rt Hon Kunle Oluomo has expressed concern over nonchallance of Nigerian youths towards education, stressing on need for all stakeholders to urgently rise to the challenge for betterment of the country.
Penpushing reports, Oluomo expressed the worry while speaking on Monday at the matriculation of first set of students of college of broadcasting, an affiliate of Crescent University Abeokuta, Ogun State Capital, adding that the situation is worrisome.
The speaker pointed out that youths of today, are concern on how to become emergency millionaires at the expense of sound and quality education, adding that it is regrettable that the youths, have lost interest in academics, and embrace get quick rich syndrome
Penpushing further reports that Oluomo, while buttressing his concern, recalled when he offered some youths in his constituency, sponsorship towards their education, they turned down the good opportunities, and clamouring for acquisition of motorcycles and tricycles for commercial purposes.
‘Can you believe this, when college of broadcasting was established here in Abeokuta and I saw the quality of the college, couple with being affiliate of Crescent university, I resolved to offer scholarship to some youths in my constituency, but to my dismay, they turned down the offer demanding for acquisition of motorcycles, tricycles and Keke Marwa for commercial purposes”, he lamented.
Penpushing also reports that, Oluomo who was chairman of the occasion commended Freelance and Independent Broadcasters Association of Nigeria (FIBAN), on the initiative to establish the college, expressing optimism that the products of the college will turn around broadcasting industry better as professionals
The Speaker called on leadership of the Freelance and independent Broadcasters Association of Nigeria (FIB AN), not to rest on its oar, in injecting professionalism into the industry, to put end to quackery and flush out unqualified practitioners, stressing the importance of having the college in all 6-geo-political zones of the country
Penpushing reports that notable dignitaries at the occasion include: Vice Chancellor Crescent University, Prof Ibraheem Gbajabiamila, Dr Yemisi Bamgbose, Executive Secretary of Broadcasting Commission of Nigeria (BON), Prince Lanre Tejuosho, Desmond Nwachukwu(President Freelance and Independent Broadcasters Association of Nigeria),Gbenga Adebayo(Veteran broadcaster), Goke Babalola(Veteran Broadcaster) and Femi Omilani(Chairman, Freelance and Independent Broadcasters Association of Nigeria, Ogun State Chapter)
The other personalities include: Dele Ayodo(Chief Operating Officer, Roots FM, Oluremi Olugbenro (Head News and Current Affairs, Paramount FM, Abeokuta), Sade Adebimpe of Department of Mass communication, Crescent University, Abeokuta) Samson Akindele(General Manager Fresh FM, Abeokuta) , Abiodun Lasile(Founder Sixsense) and Bola Olugbade of ICT Polytechnic, Saapade
Penpushing also reports that, management of college of broadcasting in attendance at the colourful occasion include; Dr Ayoola Ajasa(Provost), Fatai Akinbola (Registrar),Oluwatobiloba Odetoyinbo(Academic Officer),Abiola Buhari(Administrative Officer) and Abeeb Junaid(Accountant)
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