The Vice-Chancellor of the Federal University of Agriculture (FUNAAB) Prof. Kolawole Salako has charged Nigerian students to cultivate the habit of reading; stating that “today’s readers are tomorrow’s leaders”.
Prof. Kolawole dropped this hint at a seminar tagged “Education and the Nigerian Child”.
The programme was organized by Radisson Venture in conjunction with Kola Obadinmu (jnr) Playhouse at Park Inn, Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital.
The vice-chancellor was represented by the deputy director, Dr. Olalekan Oyekunle at the event.
Prof. Salako charged students to take their education seriously, by improving on their reading culture and making use of the Library facilities at their disposal.
He also tasked them to be morally upright; eschew and flee from bad influences choose associates and friends wisely and set goals and pursue them vigorously, in order to have an all-round education and achieve success in their chosen careers.
Speaking earlier, the Manager, Park Inn by Radisson Mr. Kayode Aina, stated that the Hotel was looking for an educational initiative that will impact on children and it decided to choose the Schools’ Debate as its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), in order to encourage Secondary School Students.
According to Mr. Aina, “Education gives knowledge and debating requires some form of research to oppose or support a point of argument.”
The Seminar also had in attendance the Director, Grants Management, Professor Kolawole Adebayo, who presented a Paper titled, “Park Inn By Radisson Abeokuta Schools’ Debate.