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Principal seeks public, private sector support to advance education

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Principal of Ansar-Ud-Deen Grammar School Surulere, Lagos, Habeeb Badru has called for a private and public sector investment model to advance education in the state.

Baru made the appeal when school students, who created a Water Purifier to win the 2019 Nigerian Stockholm Junior Water Prize, visited Lagos State governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu in Ikeja.

He said the feat achieved by the students- Giwa Muqsit, Adebiyi AlAmin, Sanusi Amir and Hassan Naheem Opeyemi should not only be commended but supported by corporate organizations, influential individuals for better innovation.

While commending the Sanwo-Olu’s promise to sponsor the students to Stockholm, Sweden to represent Nigeria at an international competition, Baru posited that advancement of the education sector should not be left to government alone.

Baru, who cited instances of finances invested into some reality TV shows, appealed to private individuals and institutions to invest in the future leaders of Nigeria.

“It is my believe that a token of a cash gift to appreciate the sacrifices, dedication and commitment that has gone into initiatives like this will really go a long way in encouraging students,” Baru said.


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