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The day Surulere Federal lawmaker, Hon. Gbajabiamila turned school teacher

Students of Gbaja Girls High School, New Era Girls Secondary School and Onitolo High School all in Surulere, Lagos Mainland, would live to relish the moments shared with the Majority Leader of the House of Representatives, Mr Femi Gbajabiamila, on Thursday, October 19, 2017.

This is because the lawmaker took time out of his busy schedule to spend time with Senior Secondary School (SS3) students of the schools and also taught them topics in Economics.

Tagged as ‘Surulere Voluntary Teaching Exercise’, the exercise which commenced also had Hon. Gbajabiamila visiting Akintan High School, Ansarudeen Senior Secondary School and Obele Senior High School yesterday, Friday, October 20, 2017, where he taught the students Civic Education.

Meanwhile, the exercise continues on Monday, October 23, 2017, at Ideal Girls High School, Community High School and Clegg Girls High School, where the lawmaker is billed to teach the students topics in Government.

Speaking on the exercise, Hon. Gbajabiamila said “education is a veritable tool to achieve sustainable development and no nation achieved greatness without adequate investment in it.”

He added that: “We need to do a lot more in the education sector. We need to increase our investments in the sector. Education is the bedrock of development. Education is the foundation. And if you have a weak foundation, you are just wasting your time.

“You see, Nigeria and the four Asian Tigers (Singapore, Taiwan , HongKong, South Korea) were on the same level 50 years ago, but today, they have gone way past us. It is because they sowed in education, they invested in education, they are reaping bountifully today.”

While urging stakeholders not to see education as government business alone, the lawmaker said: “It is never too late for us. My advice to all governments is that we should look at our successive budgets from now and give the right attention to education.”

“We should increase our budgetary allocations to the sector to meet the 26per cent UNESCO standard or even go beyond it, “he added.

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