The Former secretary, National Universities Commission NUC and employees of Lagos State University, professor Peter Okebukola, has called on parents within the country to direct attention on their under-age kids’ reading ability to stimulate a brand new reading culture.
Okebukola who lamented on the dearth of reading culture and its impact on students within the country aforementioned that once kids at the age of five years old are encouraged to be avid readers, the impact can go a long way to imbibe the reading culture in them.
He made the statement yesterday in Lagos while reviewing a book; “Dare To Be”, an autobiography of the former academic administrator at Corona schools Trust Council, Roemichs International schools and Bridge House college, Lagos, Carmen Latty.
Prof. Okebukola additionally made a case for the funding of the education sector within the country by the govt with a read to obtaining the best from researchers within the Universities who would bring good innovations to advance technology for future.
He additionally noted that a recent analysis has indicated that concerning 62 of students in Lagos State alone are having mobile phones and so call on students to require advantage of it and use it meaningfully in electronic studies, refrain from partaking in unproductive acts and watching of smut.
Okebukola lamented the state of laboratories in some of our universities that lack necessary instrumentation that will facilitate researchers perform higher, adding that these are nice obstacles impeding researchers to be very effective, despite the actual fact that they’re greatly gifted.
He, however, noted that despite the challenges, some Universities within the country are trying in some other areas of study that will inspire students.