Parents and school age children from Ilorin Emirate have been advised to always aim for professional and other lucrative courses in the tertiary institution to study so as to be more relevant in the society.
A lecturer at the Institute of Professional Studies, Kwara State University (KWASU), Malete, Mr AbdulRasaq Sanni gave the advice on Wednesday in his lecture during the Eid-el-Fitr get-to-gether organised by The Youth Movement (TYM) held at Okesuna primary school, Ilorin.
He said the era of reading any how course is gone, saying that Science related courses, professional courses, ICT courses and some international languages are capable of taking those who study them to the limelight.
Mr Sanni who spoke on the topic “Towards a Sustainable Development: Roles of the Youth” enjoined youth of Okesuna area in Sango ward of Ilorin East local government of Kwara State to develop positive mental attitude to sound and qualitative education.
He said standard education is a ticket to being very conscious and knowledgeable about the fortunes and foibles of the society, pointing out that they can only contribute to the development of the society if they equip themselves with sound education.
He advised youth and adults inclusive to evolve developmental plans that are reasonable, practicable, and achievable in order to take the community to an enviable standard.
Also speaking at the well attended get-to-gether, a former Commissioner of Education in the state, Hajia Halimat Yusuf advised the youth to attach utmost priority to education, just as she described quality education as a window of opportunity for those that acquire it.
Earlier in his welcome address, the Chairman of the TYM, Architect Ilias Sanni said the TYM is a Non Governmental Organisation formed by the youth of Okesuna area with a common mission of fostering unity and progress amongst members of the immediate community as well as ensuring rapid social-economic development in the community.
The event, which was fourth of its kind was attended by sons and daughters of Okesuna area that are based in Kwara and outside the state.