By Rotimi Ojomoyela, Ado-Ekiti
Osun State College of Education, Ilesha has awarded Ekiti State Governor’s wife Erelu Bisi Fayemi an honorary scholarship from the institution
This, according to the institution, was in recognition of Ms. Fayemi’s work to empower women and fight for the girl.
The Institution authorities awarded the honor to Erelu Fayemi on the 42nd anniversary of Founder’s Day and the 27th convocation ceremony of the school, in Ilesha on Friday.
More than 5,000 graduates also received the Nigerian Certificate in Education (NCE) on the occasion witnessed by Osun State Governor Alhaji Gboyega Oyetola, his wife, Alhaja Kafayat Oyetola, and Ekiti State Governor Dr. Kayode Fayemi .
The First Lady of Ekiti, in her acceptance speech, thanked the university authorities for the recognition and pledged to do more for humanity.
She described the honorary scholarship as a call to serve.
“On behalf of all the recipients, I would like to thank the Governor and the people of Osun for this great privilege because each recognition or award is a call to serve. It is a call for all of us to do more.
“We realize that one of the greatest challenges we face today as a nation is maintaining an enviable education sector. After listening to the needs of the institution, we assure you that we will take advantage of our platforms, our network and our competence to support this great institution.
“We must all challenge ourselves as leaders and we must do more for our nation and our people. This is because to whom much is given, much is expected.
Ms Fayemi urged well-meaning Nigerians to always invest in the country to ensure that there are many opportunities for young people. “
“We must provide an inclusive society where boys are not more important than girls and where men are not more important than women,” he said.
”We would like to live in a society in which we all enjoy dignity and respect. We must continue to do everything we can to change the current narrative, from all forms of hopelessness to hope, from doom to a brighter and more promising future. This is a change that all of us here will not take lightly.
Governor Fayemi, in his message of goodwill, also identified education as the foundation for significant development and urged the administration of the institution to continue to strive to produce world-class graduates.
While speaking at the event, Osun Governor and School Visitor Gboyega Oyetola commended the university administration for being professional in the performance of their duties. He promised that the state government would continue to provide the necessary support for the overall development of the institution.