Nigeria’s vice president, Senator Kashim Shetima, has warned stakeholders in the education sector, particularly products of Nigerian public education that posterity will judge them harshly if they allow public schools to collapse.
The vice president spoke at the 13th convocation ceremony of Nigeria’s faith- based university in Kwara state – Al- Hikmah university, Ilorin, where he delivered the institution’s convocation lecture weekend.
While praising the founder of the university, Alhaji AbdulRaheem Oladimeji Igbaja, for investing in university education despite beign unlettered, Shetima, said as a product of public schools himself, it is incumbent on him and others in his category to canvass for adequate funding of public schools.
“Posterity will judge us harshly if we allow public education to fail,” he said.
Shetima also instituted N25 million scholarship for indigent female students studying in Al- Hikma university.
He said funding of the girl- child education must be accorded every seriousness it deserves.
Shetima announced the scholarship shortly after he commissioned various projects embarked upon by the institution after which he also delivered the 13th convocation lecture.