The word “educate” is derived from the Latin word “educo,” meaning to educe, to bring out, to draw out, and to develop from within. “The educated man is the man who has learned how to get everything he needs without violating the right of his fellow men. Education comes from within, you get it by struggle and effort and thought” – Napoleon Hill.
Education gives knowledge and develops skills, it makes every man and woman to stand up for him or herself and find the way for the good of the society. It is widely said that one can only force his horse to the river; you cannot force the horse to drink the water. But if you can find a way of explaining to the horse that he will be going to a long distance journey and there is no water on the road, he would gladly drink the water. Such is our case in
5. Dependency on subsistence agriculture, and excessive underemployment of the rural population;
6. Deficiency in techniques, organization and capital.
The problem of illiteracy, number one on the list, if fully solved can wipe out the remaining five problems. You will agree with me that the level of illiteracy is still high in
It is incontestable that education is the most reliable way to freedom from metal enslavement. A man whose personality is fully developed will never fear anything. He cringes not and never feels inferior to anyone, no matter the colour, stature or strength of such a one, he is self reliant, and will resist any form of enslavement until the last breath in him is exhausted, the more of educated in our midst, the better for the society.
Let us remember the words of Chief Obafemi Awolowo, a man of awesome legacy who was able to achieve many things because of his solid educational background coupled with self discipline and determination. Late Chief Awolowo emphasized the fact that education is that process of physical and mental culture where by a man’s personality is develop to the fullest. It is high time that the