As part of his efforts to contribute his quota towards the development of education at the grassroots, Hon. Segun Ogunwuyi, who represents Ogbomoso North/South/Oriire Federal Constituency at the House of Representatives, Abuja, has sponsored the first of its kind edition of Quiz and Debate Competitions among public secondary schools across Ogbomoso.
He also donated a bus to the Federation of Ogbomoso Students’ Union (FOGSU) national council, organizer of the event.
The competitions which started on the 7th of May, 2018 was part of Ogunwuyi Educational Support Scheme. It ended yesterday at Olagbami Osekun hall, Ogbomoso South Local Governments among public secondary schools in Ogbomoso North/South/Oriire/Ogo Oluwa and Suurulere Local Governments.
In his speech shortly after the presentation of prizes, Ogunwuyi noted that his intention was to assist and contribute his quota towards the development of educational sector of the state through a programme like this. “It is also to encourage students, who are not only leaders of tomorrow but partners in the progress of today.”
He stated further that he sees quality education as the right of every child especially in the basic level and “believes it is an absolute pre-requisite for sustainable development and also feels its availability and provision is not only the responsibility of the government but the society at large.”
It has been in his principle to make sure that his effort is channeled towards assisting not only students but also their teachers.
Ogunwuyi used the opportunity to advise the students to give their studies utmost priority in order to become an important person in the future. He also implored them to look for leaders who have true interest of the children and people at heart as role model whenever they want to have one.
Meanwhile, Community Grammar School, Alaropo nla from Oriire Local Government, Nurudeen Grammar School from Ogbomoso North Local Government, Shamsideen Grammar School from Ogo-Oluwa Local Government, Baptist Secondary Grammar School, Ahoyaya from Ogbomoso South Local Government were the participants who qualified for the final stage in the quiz competition, while Community Grammar School, Alaropo nla from Oriire Local Government emerged winner in the quiz and debate competition and went away with the gift of a brand new HP laptop, other run-up winners were given the consolatory prizes of cash.
The lawmaker reassured the people of his commitment to education and promised more of educating programs.
In addition, the lawmaker made the donation of aluta bus to aid the ‘revolutionary’ movements of the union members.
“Today’s event is not a mere donation, but also the restoration of hope in leadership and a challenge to future leaders.
“It’s a demonstration of the promise made and a promise fulfilled,’’ he said.
Ogunwuyi said that in building a great nation, the youths must be properly equipped and positioned for leadership and responsibilities.
He said that the bus was to encourage the movement of students’ union members and their participation not only in political and social affairs in Ogbomoso but their participation in other institutions’ activities.
“This is a redemption of my promise to FOGSU national body and in fulfilment of part of my electoral promises.
“Therefore, it will ease your movement and I urge you to be true to your commitments in life,’’ he said.
“I promise to continue to justify the trust and confidence of my constituents in me by providing more responsive, purposeful and productive representation,’’ he concluded.
The President of FOGSU national body, comrade Olusegun Ayanyinka, thanked the lawmaker for the gesture and promised that the students would make good ambassadors of the union.
Olusegun said that the entire students’ community in Ogbomoso both at home and indisapora would always support him.