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Don to parents: prioritise education – The Nation Newspaper

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Don to parents: prioritise education – The Nation Newspaper

A professor of Adult Education at the University of Lagos (UNILAG), Cecillia Oladapo, has counseled parents to make their wards’ education a priority.

The Head of Department of Adult Education said that parents who invest their resources in the education of their children would yield immeasurable rewards in the future.

The don spoke at the graduation of Matmonique Nursery and Primary School in Egbe-Idimu, Lagos.

She said some parents would not pay the school fees of their children, but would readily spend huge resources on needless material properties.

Prof Oladapo said education should be a priority of any family, but noted that parents should not expect immediate benefit from such investment.

She said: “There is no amount too much to spend on children education. Parents must know that there is no guarantee for immediate profit from this investment. The benefits are for the future. Some parents prefer to spend money on Aso Ebi (clothes) and big cars, rather than paying the fees to keep their children in school. A huge loss awaits any parent who prioritises material wellbeing over children education.”

She urged parents not to waiver in inculcating good values in their children, saying the efforts would help their wards achieve their future goals.

The academic also admonished parents to reward their children when they excel in their academics.

“When children put up good performance in school, parents have [...]

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Activista Lagos sensitizes public on electoral obligation – Vanguard

A non-governmental organization, Activista Lagos under the aegis of Actionaid has held a voter’s education rally in other to sensitize the people on the reasons why they should come out on polling day and exercise their franchise power.

The sensitization campaign took place at Igando axis of Lagos which is a major hub of young professionals, entrepreneurs, market women, students and beggers.

The volunteer group gathered at Igando BRT terminal, from where they stormed different streets along that axis enlightening occupants, market women and beggers to come out in mass and participate during the local government elections by voting and shunning electoral violence.

Activista Nigeria National Coordinator, Oyinkansola Mabeko, “said they decided to organize the campaign because a whole lot of people disenfranchise themselves thereby giving room for possible rigging during elections. She also urged Nigerians especially young people to shun electoral violence and malpractices which are the bane of credible elections in Nigeria.”

Mabeko added that It is not enough to condemn the government and complain about lack of basic amenities, electricity and other when we don’t vote. Its high time we made politicians know we own the power and can always vote them out when their policies are anti-people

“Voting is our civic responsibility, we must perform it to the fullest adding that if we fail to participate in the forthcoming elections then [...]

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Chinese consulate donates borehole to UNILAG – The Nation Newspaper

In furtherance of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in Nigeria, the Chinese Consulate in Lagos has donated an industrial borehole to the University of Lagos (UNILAG).

The project, which was executed under the framework of ‘China-Africa People-to-People Friendship Action’, was handed over to the university by the Consul General of China (CGC) in Lagos, His Excellency, Mr. Chao Xiaoliang.

Xiaoliang said the project, which is located within the Faculty of Education, was meant to enhance water supply on campus and make the university environment more conducive for teaching and learning

He explained that the ‘China-Africa People-to-People Friendship Action’ is aimed at fostering better relations between Chinese companies and their host countries.

He said the Consulate, which opened 34 years ago, has been paying attention to public sector needs as its CSR in Nigeria.

He said: “CGC began operation in Nigeria 34 years ago, that is 1983. Ever since then, we rapidly grew into business including consultancy, investment, infrastructure, logistics and trading with its footprints across the world.

“We pay a lot of attention to public activities as our CSR in Nigeria such as yearly donation of material and food, combating flood and disaster, supporting development of communities in several states in Nigeria.

“We decided to donate this borehole as soon as we realised that lack of potable water in the campus of   UNILAG. [...]

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