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BY: Ade Adeleke
Nigerian Students in public schools have been admonished to look beyond current challenges in the education sector and be determined to excel in life.
The convener Prospects Vision Project, Oye Agunbiade gave the admonition at an outreach at Command Secondary School, Army Barracks, Akure.
Agunbiade who enumerated great men of humble beginning who went through public schools identified time spent on watching movies as a setback to many pupils while advising them to invest such time on their studies.
Speaking on the theme of the event “Vision and Excellence: A Classroom Meditation” Agunbiade who is also a Journalist with Radio Nigeria, maintained that a mental picture of the future is a necessity for every student poised for excellence.
He further used the medium to call on government and well to do individuals in the society to team up to revive the aging public schools
Oye Agunbiade who is of the opinion that inspite of the infrastructural decay in public schools the pupils still perform brilliantly than those in the private in exams like the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Exams UTME, challenged the political class to look back and give back to the schools that produced them.
In an address a guest speaker at the event, Mr Sola Oguntoye of Radio Nigeria Positive FM, encouraged the students to always believe in themselves and work hard to excel
In a remark, the Principal of Command Secondary School, Mr Godfirst Onohwo who commended the initiative said the documentary on the Renowned Neurosurgeon and current Secretary, United States Department of Housing and Urban Development, Doctor Benjamin Carson is a must to meditate on by his pupils to perform better.
Some Students Farida Musa and Momoh Sanimulika, who spoke with SUNSHINETRUTH after the event expressed the determination to excel and study hard amidst all odds .
Other students Bright Akinsanmi and Marxwell Oyekanmi tasked the government to provide enabling environment and facilities that will aid their studies.