My dream is to ensure every child in the three Warri LGAs get quality education – Mulade
AUSTIN OMOS OYIBODE, EDITOR
Comrade Sheriff Mulade, the national coordinator of Centre for Peace and Environmental Justice, said his biggest dream is to ensure that every child in the three Warri local government areas of Delta state pass through the four walls of the education system and make meaningful contribution to national development.
He said as a growing child, he was denied basic education following the challenge in the coastal areas of Delta state, hence he is committed to ensuring that every school child in the three local governments “makes it to the top as long you are committed to your studies.
“I am very committed to promoting and sustaining quality education and peace in the three Warri local government areas and Delta state at large, and I am ready to support and partner with individuals, CSOs, private and public organizations that will promote and sustain the existing peace among Itsekiri and Ijaw ethnic groups in Warri area.”
Mulade, one of the renowned activists and humanitarians in the Niger Delta, made the remark while delivering closing address at the quiz competition ground which his organization organized for secondary school students in the three Warri local government areas of Delta state.
In the annual quiz competition, an eleven year old JSS 11 female student won the overall best position, beating other nine schools down in the keenly contested essay and quiz contest.
Mulade told the crowd of students that education is an important asset whose contribution to national development cannot be over-emphasised.
He said: “Education is the back bone and live wire of any economy. Education is the bedrock of civilization. If you show me any nation that is backward in development, I will show you a nation that has less interest in the educational advancement of the people.
If Nigeria the most populous black race in the world hopes to meet up with high technological advancement as seen in other civilized countries like the United States, United Kingdom, Germany and Canada, then the country must take education seriously.
“The idea that our children must be good educationally has been my goal. While for the government, may I appeal that we constantly work to improve the standard of education in the country as it will help to advance our children and make them different from what I witnessed in my disadvantageous past.
“That education be taken seriously in the entire Delta state and by extension the entire nation has been my dream and great desire.”
He said: “As we continue with this effort of sensitizing, promoting and creating awareness of the importance of education, through very competitive activities, other well meaning Nigerians will join in this great desire to add value in the advancement of the youths through various knowledge based competitive activities that will stimulate learning.”