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Obasanjo Tasks Government On Education Sector Development

Channels Television  
Updated November 28, 2015

Olusegun-Obasanjo-former-Nigeria-President-on-JonathanA former President of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo, has urged government at all levels to be more alive to their responsibility of developing the education sector.

The former President pointed out that good education would help Nigeria and its citizens break from the cycle of poverty.

He spoke in Ogun State, south-west Nigeria, on Saturday, after being awarded with an honorary Doctorate degree in Political Education at the combined 6th and 7th convocation ceremony of the Ogun State Government-owned University of education.

The former President also asked the graduating students of the Tai Sholarin University of Education located at Ijagun ,Ijebu Ode, to be ready and determine to contribute meaningfully to the development and progress of their fatherland.

Also speaking at the occasion, the Ogun State Governor, Ibikunle Amosun, reiterated the commitment of his administration to developing the education sector

A total of 5,970 students took part in the convocation ceremony of which 12 made first class.

Three distinguished Nigerians, who have contributed to the development of the country were honoured, with a posthumous award given to the late matriarch of the Awolowo Family, Mrs HID Awolowo.