The Nawairudeen Society of Nigeria has called on Ogun State Government to save the System of Education in the State from total collapse by immediately returning Primary and Secondary Schools taken over by the Federal and State Governments.
The call was made by the National President of the Society, Alhaji Asiwaju O. Yusuf while commissioning a Six Million Naira new block of Classrooms and a Mosque at the Nawairudeen High School, Solu, near Ifo.
Alhaji Yusuf while commending the member donors, the immediate Past President, Alhaji Rasaq Oladejo and Alhaji Oladimeji, son of BabaAdeen for their humanitarian gestures, noted that the good intention of the governments at various times in schools takeover for mass education, had failed and were only breeding unemployable, economically liability and restive youths.
The Nawairudeen Society President therefore advised Ogun State Government, not to hesitate to follow the successful and sustainable examples of Anambra State, which returned Schools to the Original Missionary Owners and had since been leading other States in quality and award winning students and youths, who had been leading other States in all national examinations like WAEC, NECO and others.
He pointed out that, in returning the schools to the missions, Ogun State would be following the footsteps of Oyo State which did same in 2016, Delta State, Anambra State and many other states.
He argued that the educational impact of returning schools to the missions in these states was very visible because the schools were better managed; the infrastructural facilities were revamped while the performance of students in examinations was enhanced.
Allhaji Yusuf recalled that Governor Fayemi recently pledged that his government would return schools to the missions, promising to pay the teachers and give grants to the schools while the missions would take care of the administration.
Alhaji Yusuf therefore recommended Fayemi’s model to Ogun State government for immediate adoption.
He disclosed that the Nawairudeen Society, which remained the only Religious Body founded in Abeokuta and spread to many parts on the country, having over 150 schools, was fully ready to cooperate and collaborate Ogun and other States willing to return schools and give grants, thereby relieving itself from administrative bottlenecks.
In another development, the National Secretary of the Nawairudeen Society of Nigeria, Alhaji Sodeinde has announced that, this year’s Eid-il-Kabir Prayer, would be held at the Nawairudeen Praying Grounds, Okejeun-Isabo, Abeokuta, on Sunday at 10 o’clock in the morning.
Alhaji Sodeinde disclosed that the National Missioner and the Chief Imam of the Society, Sheikh Yinus Kehinde, would lead the Sallah prayer, with the President, Alhaji Yusuf and other Nawairudeen leadership, presence.
The Nawairudeen National Secretary therefore urged all Muslim faithful to converge at the Nawairudeen Praying Grounds as from 9am.