Wife of Ondo State Governor, Mrs.Olukemi Mimiko, has described quality and affordable education as a veritable tool for the attainment of national development.
Mimiko stated this on Sunday at the Final Year Students Empowerment Forum, organised by Covenant-Flourish Education Consulting in Akure.
She stressed that education remained the bedrock of development, as, according to her, it facilitates both individual and national development.
She said, “Education is no doubt central to development, making it the bedrock of any developed nations. It does not only empower people by opening doors for them to lift themselves out of poverty; it also strengthens nations to make them forces to reckon with in global affairs.”
According to the governor’s wife, education bestows on youths a disposition for a life-long acquisition of knowledge, values, attitudes, competence and skills.
She noted that the massive investment and infrastructural transformation of the education sector by Governor Olusegun Mimiko in the state was a demonstration of the state government’s commitment towards restoring the lost glory of the public school system in the state.