By Okunade Adekunle
The legislator representing Oshodi/Isolo Constituency 1 at the Lagos State House of Assembly, Hon. Olusola Sokunle, has said that the allocation of the education sector in the 2018 budget by the federal government should be more than the 7.04% allotted, saying that the sector should be seen as a driving force of the country’s economy like other sectors.
Sokunle, said this at the graduating ceremony of 100 youths of the 6th Batch of his Free Computer Training Programme held today in Oshodi.
He stated that if the education sector is giving more focus like any other sector of the economy it will not only reduce social unrest but also help in thr development of the country.
The lawmaker stressed that standardisation of the country’s education should not be left in the hands of government alone, stressing further that both parents and professional teachers should see themselves as contributing stakeholders in the changing face of the sector.
“Standardising the education system of the country is not only the responsibility of government but also of the parents and professional teachers. Our parents and teachers should see themselves as development agents in the changing face of our education system,” said the lawmaker.
Sokunle advised the graduands to positively make use of the skills and knowledge acquired during the training for both personal development and Nigeria development, saying that most economic activities across the world are carried out using Information technology.
He disclosed that another batch of the computer training programme would commence in December this year, saying that he was targeting empowering 1000 youths in computer skills before the 2nd Quarter of 2018.
While commenting, a Community Leader, Mr Collins John, urged the graduands to use the training opportunity to explore the technology industry, saying that most developed economies are technology driving.
John eulogised the lawmaker on the computer programme, stressing that the training programme should be continuous to accommodate those that could not benefit in the last 4months.
Speaking on behalf of the graduands, Miss Kehinde Rasak, expressed satisfaction with the way and manner the training went, showering encomium on the lawmaker for the initiative.
Rasak implored her colleagues to put into practice the skills acquired, saying that other public holders in the country should emulate the empowerment tactics of the lawmaker.