Tinubu canvasses sound education as lever for progress, greatness, others
He stressed that only sound and qualitative education could deliver a country from poverty and ignorance.
Tinubu, who spoke in Ado Ekiti during the 10th anniversary and seventh convocation of Afe Babalola University, Ado Ekiti (ABUAD), described education as a “light for any nation to navigate its way from darkness to greatness and development.”
In his speech, the erstwhile governor of Lagos State Tinubu noted: “Education is the light of a nation and ignorance its darkness. Only with that light can we hope to see where we are, and to discover the path we must go to realise our greatness as a nation.
“To educate a generation is to secure the future. Thus, it is indeed my honour to be here with you, for this university stands as a shining beacon, casting the light of education upon our nation and its people.
“This university thus serves as a vital piston in the machinery of national progress. Our young people deserve and require quality education that will unlock their utmost potentials. This will engender critical thinking and build their capacities for self and national development.”
The APC chieftain went on: “If we do not board the train of progress, it will pass us by. This means we must acquire and use of the scientific and technological skills of the 21st Century to advance our common purpose. In this manner, we help break the fetters of underdevelopment and expand the boundaries of economic, intellectual and moral growth.”
“I urge that we consider imparting solid knowledge and proper guidance in those areas where our youths can, upon graduation, begin to reshape the world around them by using their knowledge and ingenuity to improve extant economic processes and embark on novel and innovative enterprises that will undergird national prosperity for decades to come.”