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Golden Eaglets okay 'No barriers To Education'

17 June 2014, 21:28

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 Youth Ambassador.

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 citizenship.

"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 such luck."

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 their careers.

"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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