Education is not a scam, shun get-rich-quickly syndrome: FESSU, Ogoga, Don warn Ikere Students.

By Yemi Olajutemu

Ado Ekiti

Bothered by the rate of the spread of the get-rich-quickly syndrome among school children, particularly secondary schools, the Federation of Ekiti State Students’ Union (FESSU) has Organized a one day sensitization and capacity building program for all secondary schools in Ikere Ekiti.

The initiative which was powered by the FESSU Director of Social, Arts and Culture Mr Blessing Olumide-Ademilua was to discourage Students involving in cybercrimes and ritualism, hammer on the need to prioritize education and embrace morality.

Speaking on the theme “Education for sustainable development: the role of History in learning” the former Dean Faculty of Agricultural Science, Ekiti State University, Professor Femi Ayodele called for a change of orientation towards materialism which he observed was one of the major causes of value erosion.

Professor Ayodele condemned the trending slogan “education is a scam” saying that one major difference between the developed and the less developed countries is the level and quality of education among their citizens.

The Ogoga of Ikere Oba Adejimi Adu, represented by Prince Elegbeleye Aruleba described the theme as apt, particularly in the contemporary society where youths want fast earnings. He described as worrisome the various news of money rituals by secondary school students  blaming many of the cases to improper parenting.

Other speakers at the program include the FESSU Senate president Mr Tosin Jeje and the immediate past General Secretary Mr Ebenezer Idowu who charged the students not to be swept by various distractions on their ladder to success.

They aknowledeged and commended the efforts of Mr Olumide -Ademilua, towards the progress of the Union as well as his selfless service to the general society.

Mr Olumide Ademilua a fresh graduate from the Kogi state University noted that the program was informed by the urgent need to salvage the society from continuous decaying. He called for concerted efforts from stakeholders, warning that if drastic steps are not taking to address the situation, the society would continue in perpetual fears and human insecurities.

The program also featured debate among all the schools in Ikere Ekiti where Bobas High school came first, Victory City college Ikere Ekiti came second and Ekiti State Government College Ikere Ekiti came third.

The winners received varying degrees of awards while all the participants prizes.

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