Alaafin optimistic about positive future for education in Nigeria

 By Ismaila Akanji, Abeokuta


The Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi has assured that Nigeria’s educational system will attain an enviable height in few years to come with the availability of dedicated teachers who are ready to impact students.



The monarch spoke at a retirement programme for the principal of the Federal Government Girls’ College, Oyo, Mrs Olabisi Ladele, who retired after serving 35 years in the civil service.


Describing the celebrator as an achiever and a relentless worker in the service of humanity, the monarch who recently celebrated his 45th year on the throne added that Ladele’s virtue led to an unprecedented improvement in the performance of students of the college, making them score above 90% in both NECO and WAEC examinations respectively.


He noted that the outgoing principal “epitomizes the sterling qualities of hard work, achiever, humility and a relentless worker in the service of humanity. When she resumed duty on January 19th 2015 as Director/Principal of FGGC, Oyo, she made it her immediate task to maintain the existing structures that she met with meagre resources at her disposal.


“While doing that, she built a block of classroom and subsequently built a new guidance and counseling clinic so that the students will receive appropriate guidance to guide them in their future career,” the monarch said.


He, however, explained that the celebrator worked diligently during her tenure to make sure that no facility in the college premises rot away. “She propelled a dynamic system of administration leading to an improvement of staff welfare and this had put the institution on a focus of first class FGGC in this part of the country.


“She had just laid the foundation of Mathematics and English Language clinic with the collaboration of the PTA, all these and many more that we have not cited in this testimony of a hard working, diligent, lady, principal of principals, a pride to all of us, had led to an unprecedented improvement in the performance of the students of the college scoring above 90% in both NECO and WAEC examinations respectively,” Oba Adeyemi disclosed.


An elated Mrs Ladele who acknowledged that the celebration was as a result of God’s love in her life, linked the fall of education to moral decadence.



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