A Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Yusuf Ali has bemoaned the poor quality of education acquired by Nigerian youths, and accused the leaders and parents of no longer investing in the sector.
Ali said this while presenting WAEC and NECO registrations fees to 50 final year indigent students of Ibadan Boys High School, his alma mater recently.
The presentation made under the aegis of the Yusuf Olaolu Ali Foundation as a vehicle for the philanthropic works, was part of his efforts to touch the lives of the less privileged as a mark of honour to God for His unending favour and blessings in his life.
Ali said the foundation established in 2009 is now concentrating on intervening in the area of education and health.
“It is interesting to note that I attended this great secondary school as a matured student having secured admission after concluding my primary and modern school education and having worked briefly. This school contributed in no small measure to the personality Allah has made me today.”
While regretting that government at all levels and parents are no longer investing as much in education as before, Ali urged the Oyo State government not to relent in its giant strides to put education in its rightful place by injecting more funds into it, because education remains the bedrock of a progressive and successful society.
He also advised parents, all men and women of goodwill and old students of various secondary schools to participate in the infrastructural and educational development of the students and the schools.
The Chairman of the occasion, Chief Bode Amoo lauded the initiative and prayed for its sustenance. At the event were members of the academia, friends of Ali, parents and the benefitting students, among others.