Why I Am Investing More In Education Of Less- Privileged Persons – Hon. Wale Bello
Hon. Wale Bello, patron of the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT), Abeokuta North local government, Ogun State has revealed the rational behind his interest to invest heavily in the education of less privilege people in his community and Ogun State at large.
A philanthropist, who had sponsored over 15 students in his local government area into various higher institutions disclosed this in a chat with newsmen in Abeokuta on Friday.
Hon. Bello, former ward councilor in Abeokuta North local government area of the state hinted that his desire to better the lots of people was the motivating factor to invest in the education of less privilege, most especially the adolescents.
He affirmed that he sees education as a tool for liberation of people, and not only a means to get job, but a means for guidance. “I see education as the aggregate of all the processes by means of which a person develops abilities, attitudes and other forms of behaviour of positive values.
“I invest in education, because I believe that once a child is educated, his future is endowed. I believe in sound education because it is the only way to liberate people. No matter how rich a man is, if the education is lacking, something is missing.
“Once you are educated, you are equipped for future. I am not saying the educated must become millionaires, I will continue to sponsor the children who are less privilege to school. There’s nothing I can give them other than education most especially the adolescents.
” Through the help and grace of almighty God, I have been able to send them to schools whenever I am told that they don’t have parents, or their parents want them educated, but the financial ability was absent. Also, that they are academically sound, but the financial wherewithal is lacking.
“It is innumerable for me to count. Will I count my efforts in the development of community I live. Before you can be made Baba Adini of a large area, you must have contributed a lot in that area.
“People must have seen your efforts, before mosques and churches will invite you almost every month for occasions. I am not going to enumerate what I have done. I leave it to God.
“Artisans that are well educated excel better. Market men and women who are well educated always do better. I believe that education is the bearing for livelihood. Psychologically, it makes you to look superior.