Collaborate to push nation's education system forward - Remi Oshodi calls government


Talented and experienced Nollywood actress, Remi Oshodi, popularly known as Remi Surutu, has called on this present administration and key stakeholders to collaborate to push the nation's education system forward.

Speaking at a press conference put together by the Goldfish Initiative for Illiteracy and Poverty Alleviation last Tuesday, the actress said that it is very sad that majority of Nigerians cannot afford basic education for their children.

“I attended nursery school; I grew up being carried in a car to school, so I feel for those who cannot afford an education. That was why when I was called last year, I felt so moved and I decided to go with them. Because people live in luxury, they see every other person as beneath them and that should not be the case. You have to look for a way to encourage them,” she said.

Also speaking, founder of The Goldfish Initiative for Illiteracy and Poverty Alleviation, Chimanma Rushworth-Moore called on President Muhammadu Buhari and the Minister Education, Adamu Adamu, to raise the standard of education in Nigeria and also make the Nigerian child welfare a priority.

She charged the Federal Government to make education the right of every child, stating that many children in the rural areas can neither read nor write due to circumstances they find themselves.

“Anyone who cannot read or write does not exist because he or she cannot vote. Many children go to school half naked while many sit on the floor in rickety classrooms to learn.  Many Nigerian children lack basic welfare. Children’s welfare and protection should be non-negotiable and this is why Goldfish initiative is the voice of these children who cannot speak for themselves,” she said.

She therefore called on Federal Government to make things right by allowing money to flow through the right source to alleviate poverty completely.

The organisaton also held a walk against child illiteracy on Thursday.

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