The Registrar of the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Professor Is’haq Olanrewaju Oloyede has said that Nigeria is being governed by certified thieves.
He made this statement while during the 3rd Colliqium to celeberate Governor Aregbesola’s Birthday in osogbo,Osun State which was organised by Raufnomics Transformation a socio-political group.
Oloyede who said that those who are ruling the country and many Agencies of government are certified thieves.
According to Oloyede, “the total amount remitted by JAMB in its first 39 years of existence stood at N52 million. JAMB is forty years this year.
“But when I took over as the Registrar, We realized that we made N9 Billion from the examination we conducted and out of the amount, we remitted N7.8 Billion to the Federal government,” he disclosed.
Oloyede, who spoke exclusively on the theme: “Functional education as a tool for national development and a gateway to freedom” ascertained that education remains the bedrock of every nation.
He argued that education is essentially the main process through which a society regenerates itself, and hands down norms, cultures, and also generates wealth.
“You don’t need to use bomb to destroy a nation, just lower the quality of education and allow cheating by students in examinations”
“Education, being the art of acquisition and utilisation of knowledge is also an instrument in
training individuals purposely to make them socially responsible”
“Functional education must be geared towards the liberation of humanity from poverty and misery”
Prof Oloyede opined that education is essentially the main process through which a society regenerates itself and hands down the norms and culture of the people.
The JAMB Registrar who told the nation’s ruling class to build people instead of building the fence warned that “If you destroy education, you will destroy the society.”
He counselled that functional education which would be useful and practicable should be provided for the youth adding that “Education must tackle poverty, employment and inequality, All in all, education must be functional before it is adaptable.”he said
Professor Oloyede lauded the administration of President Muhamadu Buhari for being in the right direction for wagging war against corruption.
He said, “Although the government may not be doing well, but the mere fact that it is fighting
corruption is a program in the right direction.”
Professor Oloyede commended governor Aregbesola for the infrastructure he put in place to change the face of Osun adding Aregbesola deserves to be celebrated as he has achieved much in Osun :Gbongan Fly over, Gbongan/Osogbo road and Osogbo/Ikinrun/Ila-Odo Kwara boundary road.
Dignitaries present at the event are Traditional Rulers in the likes of Ooni of Ife, Oba Enitan Babatunde Ogunwusi, the Orangun of Oke-Ila, Oba Adedokun Abolarin, Aragbiji of Iragbiji, Oba Abdulrasheed Olabomi and 93 year old Senator
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