SENATOR Abdulfatai Buhari representing Oyo North Senatorial District has paid the 2018 West African Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (WASSCE) registration fees of 600 indigent students.
The lawmaker, who is also the Chairman, Senate Committee on ICT and Cybercrime while disbursing cheques for payment of WAEC fee on Thursday also presented a Space Wagon car to the Federation of Oyo State Student’s Union (FOSSU) National Council.
The gesture which was dubbed Senator Buhari Educational Support Scheme was in continuation of his commitment to the educational advancement in the state.
Speaking at the event, which was held at Ogunlola Hall, Oja-Igbo, Ogbomoso, Senator Buhari who was represented by Alhaji Rasaq Gbadegesing said he is poised to invest in the future of the younger generation through education and other activities that will boost their morale in pursuing a worthy future.
In his brief lecture, an Educationist, Mr Moses Ogunniyi tasked the parents to always give their wards the best of education in preparing them for the future. He stressed further, “apart from education, parent should strive hard to instill discipline and fear of God in the children, their background and upbringing matters a lot in life’.
Ogunniyi who lamented that most of the children have no idea of what they want to achieve in future insisted that “student must be ready to be disciplined, and have a goal which they should pursue vigorouly”.
Parent of one of the beneficiaries, Mrs Abdulyekeen Mariam noted that “this education initiative will go a long way in relieving us and help our students to move forward, unlike some politicians who gives cutlass and gun to the youths, Senator Buhari is helping them to secure a better future. One of my sons who also benefited from his educational support program in 2005 when he was a member, Federal House of Representatives is now a graduate”, she added.
In a related development, the state ANCOPPs Chairman, Mr Aremu Emmanuel while applauding Senator Buhari said Oyo state is fortunate to have distinguished Senator of his kind in this present and pray for his success in his future endeavours.
Also, the Zonal Chairman, Nigeria Union of Teachers, NUT Ogbomoso Zone, Comrade Adaramola Sunday described the gesture as an investement that will assist the younger ones in thier future endeavours .
“Senator Buhari has been doing it before. He has been very suportive. He built ICT centres for schools in the Senatorial district and we appreciate him”.
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