By Blessing Bature
Alumni Association of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology LAUTECH, Ogbomosho, Abuja chapter gathered in Abuja on Sunday to celebrate the 2023 end of the year party and called for peaceful coexistence among Nigerians irrespective of tribe, culture and religion.
Chairman of the Association, FCT Chapter, Engineer Oshundele Muyiwa Ezekiel, said the Alumni reunion provides a perfect atmosphere to rekindle those friendships, get the group all together once again and celebrate.
He said, its an opportunity for members of the school graduates to reconnect, celebrate how far they’ve all come and reflect on how much wiser they are since they wandered the university halls.
According to him, gathering all graduates of the university from different fields of endeavors is not only an avenue to share experiences and contacts but also an opportunity to bond, foster peace and national unity.
He said the university have produced great men and women who has distinguished themselves in their various professions and also people who has ascended various political offices, such as SAs to President, Governors and others. We have Senators, Honourables in as members of the Alumni.
“We are reminded of our adolescent vulnerabilities- our fears and the then ever- present self- consciousness. It brings us back to that awkward phase, for many of us, which is recalled more favorably by some than others. Those early emotions are indelible; they stay with us for a long time and perhaps forever”.
Speaking on the state of education in the country, he said government has actually tried, though a lots need to be improved upon especially in the era of digital technology, our institutions needs to be equipped with modern day technology so that our graduates will be able to fit in and compete comfortably in today’s workplace
Also speaking, the financial secretary of the Association FCT Chapter, Oluwafemi Ajao Ajiga said the 2023 reunion party is to rebond, reunite and thank God for the opportunity of being alive inspite of the challenges confronting the nation.
Oluwafemi while expressing his thoughts on the educational development in the country said though a lots needs to be done in the educational sector of the country, but we’re not where we used to be, Nigeria is progressively improving in the standard and quality of the educational system, especially in the area of digital technology in the tertiary institution where you can be at the comfort of your home and access quality education.
He however urged government to make education accessible to the poor while commending the educational loan policy of the renewed hope agenda of president Bola Tinubu said this will go a long way to relieve students of the financial stress in school.
Also, Engr. Adeleke Shola Ayanronke, 2023 Chairman planning Committee said the gathering was to promote peaceful coexistence and unity among them while urging the Nigeria government to put more effort in education because there are lots of vulnerable and hard to reach people who can’t afford school, saying that government should awards scholarship to encourage those people that can not afford basic education.