Contrary to speculations gaining ground among a section of Nigerian youths, the outgoing Vice Chancellor, VC, of the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, FUNAAB, Professor Felix Kolawole Salako has said debunked the notion, insisting that education is not a scam, but remains the best and the only lasting legacy that could be bequeathed to anyone.
Prof Salako said that education is never a scam, but a worthwhile venture, which turns around people’s lives for the better.
The FUNAAB VC said this while responding to questions from some select journalists after the Reading Hour programme, titled ‘Ari Forestage,’ organised by FUNAAB for secondary students in Abeokuta at the Ijegba residence of Nobel laurette, Prof Wole Soyinka.
The professor of soil physics, who is on the last lap of his tenure as the VC of FUNAAB, said that it is not in doubt that some educated people used their education to perpetrate scam, that does not make education a scam.
He said that education is rather for the development of the individual and the society, insisting that the gains of education is far greater than the disadvantages.
He challenged youths to take their education very seriously and not be deceived that education has no purpose in life.
He added that the Reading Hour was organised to inculcate in the students the reading habit, which had been jettisoned for the social media.
The Ijegba residence of Prof Soyinka had been handed over to FUNAAB for use for intellectual activities and the Ari Forestage is the first in the series of programmes lined up to take place at Ijegba Groove.