By Nna Anulumadu

A human rights Activist and Public Affairs Analyst, Mr Vincent Ezekwueme has called on the Federal Government to establish an Education Bank to cater for the interest of brilliant but indigent students.

“This is because paucity of funds can truncate their academic endeavours,’’ Mr Ezekwueme made the observation in a statement to mark 2021 International Literacy Day, marked every September 8.

“It will be a step in the right direction for Government and stakeholders to see the education of every Nigerian Child be a priority and subsided by Government as veritable and inevitable weapon to win a war against poverty, ignorance, inferiority complex and man’s inhumanity to man.’’

According to him, concerted efforts should be channeled toward Government formulation of educational policies and stakeholders to introduce education of head, hand and heart, skills acquisition, moral ethnics and patriotism in our Schools in order to produce Students not only sound in morals and academics but also job creatorsand not job seekers.

“Government shall establish special funds for young authors to source money to publish their books, and establish yearly awards for outstanding authors in order to boost the educational sector and improve the reading and learning culture.’’

“The youths as leaders of tomorrow will manifest not only in words but most importantly in actions through embarking on policies and programmes that will protect and project their interest as well as getting them involved in policy formulation.’’

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