Oyo APC aspirant organizes debate among secondary schools and donates a laptop, JAMB forms, and cash towards 2023.
Ten secondary schools in Ibadan southwest local government last week participated in the first edition of Ademola T. Ajibola, ATA, Inter-secondary school debate completion.
With the theme ‘In today’s world, technology is more needed than agriculture. Argue for or against,’ Ajibola, who is eyeing the Ibadan North West/ Southwest federal constituency seat under the platform of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in the 2023 election, said there could not have another time for such topic.
Speaking at the event which took place at ATA’s alma mater of Ibadan Boys High School, Oke-Ado, the graduate of the Osun State University, UNIOSUN, said he decided to come up with the initiative because technology has altered the way everything is done and hence, the need to target secondary school students to prepare them for the future.
“The way things are going nowadays, there is need for us to go back to the basis if we desire a prosperous future. Now, people finish school without any job insight. The avenue which should have helped create a conducive environment for job creators is not there.
“I just feel that if we get it right from this their teen age, the solution to our problems is insight. We have to guide them properly to choose rightly from secondary schools. Technology has disrupted everything. It is the enabler. So, technology and agriculture now go together. We just used that to shape their thinking from now. It is going to be a continuous one,” he added.