Lagos - As part of the activities marking the Day of The
African Child on Monday, the Golden Eaglets have endorsed the ' No Barriers To Education
Campaign', an initiative launched by Philip Obaji- A World at School Global
Obaji said it was imperative that pressure be brought
on those who should play a role in
educating a child in order to breakdown stumbling
blocks to school enrolment and completion; quality of learning and global
"As kids who have attended school, members of the
Golden Eaglets understand the importance of education but too many of their contemporaries
don't," stated Obaji."Education is the reason why these players can
live their dream, but for 10.5 million Nigerian children, there might never be
Obaji's view was supported by Golden Eaglets' captain,
Kelechi Nwakali and speedy striker, Kehinde Ayinde, who noted that footballers
with meaningful education would on the long run have a beneficial life long after
"Education is important because it improves our
understanding of the game," said Ayinde, a Senior Secondary School
student." We pray that every Nigerian child would have the opportunity of
going to school."
Nwakali equally said he was happy with the campaign, adding
that going to school has really improved the quality of his game as well as his
disposition to life.
"I want to use this opportunity to call on
parents and guardians to ensure that they enrol their children in school,"
stated Nwakali. "We are happy with the campaign and we say there should be
no barriers to education."
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