Ogun - A university
lecturer, Dr Olusegun Peleyeju, on Monday urged the Federal Government and
stakeholders in education sector to invest more in the sector, to fast-track
development in the country.
Peleyeju, a Senior Lecturer, Department of Education and
Management, Tai Solarin University of Education (TASUED), Ijebu-Ode, stated that much still needed to be done in this sector.
The don, however, lauded the standard of education in
Nigeria, in spite of the challenges being faced in the sector.
He said that for the nation to compete favourably in the
future, education advancement remained paramount.
"While government is focusing on providing an enabling
environment and the required infrastructure, our teachers too must utilise
capacity building opportunities and build themselves,” he said.
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Peleyeju urged unemployed graduates to engage themselves
productively even though white-collar jobs were scarce and not forthcoming.
He urged students to make the best use of information
technology for productive means, rather than just for amusement sake.
"It is not wrong to browse the internet but when you do
that, do so appropriately. There must not be misplacement of priority.
"Spend more time trying to garner useful information while
using the internet rather than chatting or playing games.
"Advancement in information technology is supposed to be a
plus and not a hindrance,” Peleyeju said.
The lecturer said a sound education was required as one of
the qualities a good political leader must possess.
According to him, “Training is synonymous with leadership,
as there are certain basic skills a leader is expected to have."