By Timothy Agbor, Osogbo
The former governor of Osun state, Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola, has advised the Federal Government to invest more in the education sector as a way of boosting its international acceptance and recognition.
Prince Oyinlola said this at the weekend, while addressing newly admitted students of the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN), Osogbo study centre during their matriculation ceremony.
He identified inadequate funding as one of the factors affecting the growth of the country’s education sector.
He lamented poor attitude of Nigerians toward public education as against their private counterparts stressing that this attitude must be changed in order for the sector to improve.
Oyinlola who spoke on the use of card readers for the forthcoming general elections disclosed that using the device would go a long way in sanitising the system and ensuring that the polls were credible.
In his goodwill message, the Centre Director of NOUN in Osun state, Dr Yemisi Pitan the newly admitted students to face their studies and be good ambassadors of the institution.
Oyinlola was one of those who matriculated at the ceremony. After three masters degrees in various fields, Oyinlola, a qualified lawyer, is returning to school to bag a post graduate diploma in Theology.