By Etop Ekanem
Governments at all levels have been called upon to make more resources available for the maintenance and development of education in the country.
A former Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor, Mr Ola Vincent, who made the call yesterday in Lagos in a welcome address at the inaugural meeting of the governing council of the Yoruba Education Trust Fund (YETFUND) noted that education sector in the country had been suffering for long.
According to him, â€œin the interest of the nation, governments, parents, students and teachers, all hands must be on the deck to pull it up from the climate of gloom and doom back to an inspiring era of sanity and rapid sustainable development.â€
Vincent who was elected the President of the Fund for a four-year term said education of the nationâ€™s young ones should cease to be regarded as a privilege, adding that it must be deemed to be their right to be protected and promoted by the parents, the states at all levels and the society in general.
His words: â€œEducation is an integral part of life. In other words, education is a necessity, right from the day a baby is born and becomes a member of the human race. It is a never-ending job spread all over the various stages of life.
â€œThe content of education at the different stages of existence may vary but the basic need to learn and adapt to the evolving environment and circumstances remains constant. And a wise and caring community makes access to and availability of the continuous education facilities required one of its priorities.â€
Members of the executive committee elected at the event are Dr Fredrick Fasehun, Professor Wale Omole, Dame Priscilla Kuye, Mrs Onikepo Akande; Erelu Abiola Dosunmi, Mr Adegboyega Oriade, General David Jemibewon (rtd), Professor Babatunde Fetuga, Mr Wale Osun and Akogun Adetolu Adeniyi.