Governor Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun State has urged students in the state to
pursue educational attainment with determination saying the only stepping
stone to greatness is hard work.

The Governor said this Tuesday at the banquet of the Government House,
Oke-Igbein, Abeokuta while hosting students of the 2016 Ogun State Summer

The students who concluded a two-kilometre endurance trek from Ita
Iyalode area of the state to the government house was received by the
Governor, his wife, Olufunso and other members of the state executive

The state government had inaugurated the summer camp for about 250 students
at the Model School, Ewekoro to kick-start the commencement of operations
of the multi-billion naira model schools in September for the 2016/2017
academic session.

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Amosun, who was also joined by his Deputy Governor, Yetunde Onanuga, and
top government functionaries, enjoined the students to imbibe the lessons
learnt during the camp.

According to him, the young ones are Nigeria’s future leaders and they must
be well nurtured to fulfil their aspirations.

The governor stressed that there is no shortcut to greatness in life but
through ‎education and hardwork.

Amosun also restated the commitment of his administration towards investing
heavily in education to enhance human capital development and access to
quality service delivery.

He said, “The stepping stone to greatness is hardwork, there is no
shortcut; and one thing that is a leveller, whether you are son of the rich
or the poor, is education. Once you have education, you will mix and mingle
with kings and queens.

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“If you are well read and educated, there is no barrier for you in life.
That is why it’s very key that all you are taught in this summer camp,
imbibe and take it along wherever you go.”

Amosun explained that his administration’s investment in education was
aimed at securing the future of the youths, saying “Politicians will just
think about today but statesmen think about tomorrow.‎‎”

The governor also advised the students to emulate good role models, noting
that the Gateway State had produced numerous eminent ‎personalities in
various fields of human endeavour.

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The students took turn to share their experiences at the camp with
continues till next week.

They particularly thank the government for the opportunity to participate
in the summer camp most especially german language with which many of them
greeted the governor.

Earlier, the state Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology,
Modupe Mujota, commended the governor for providing the enabling
environment and resources to actualise the model schools.

Mujota said the summer camp initiative was aimed at engaging children
constructively during the ongoing holiday.

The commissioner expressed gratitude to security personnel, ministry
officials and other stakeholders for the success of the programme.