13th September, 2010
An educationist, Mr. Abiamuwa Akaduchieme, has stated that the educational system ought toÂ provide solutions to the problems and challenges within the society if things are rightlyÂ done.
He stated this at the graduation ceremony of Shining Lordâ€™s College, Ebute Metta, Lagos.
The school proprietor said: â€œWe believe that the educational system should be the one toÂ give lead to the nation in breaking new grounds, new frontiers, technology wise and so on.Â Part of the essence of education is for it to be able to provide solutions to the problemsÂ and challenges of humanity.
â€œIn Nigeria, we have witnessed incessant power failure over the years. There is hardly anyÂ improvement in electricity power supply in our society. So, we cannot fold our hands andÂ continue to complain and wait for government as if it has all the answers to all theÂ problems.
â€œYou know they say necessity is the mother of invention. So, we thought of marking ourÂ graduation ceremony with the launching of our fuel-less generator. We want Nigerians toÂ realise that technology is not for the white or Asians alone; we can do what they are doing.
â€œOur teachers and some of our consultants were able to groom the students and they were ableÂ to build a fuel-less generator. We have tested it and it is fantastic.
â€œWhen you consider the cost of running the normal traditional generator and the dangersÂ associated with it, then you will know that this is a tremendous progress for us in thisÂ part of the world. Actually, we have two others technology-based projects we are still goingÂ to launch before the year runs out.â€
Meanwhile, he was full of joy as the college turned out its pioneering students since theÂ post-primary school was established. He, however, mentioned negative support from many ofÂ the parents and finance as major obstacles the college has been contending with.