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Inclusive Education Is Needed For Nigerians To Prosper – Yemi Osinbajo

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Nigeria's Vice-President Professor Yemi OsinbajoVice President, Yemi Osinbajo has come out to say that the Federal Government is working tirelessly on initiatives that would bring back quality education and sustainable future for all citizens.

Mr. Yemi disclosed this in Lagos during the 2019 edition of Edu360, organized by Union Bank of Nigeria Plc, with the theme “Education beyond walls”.

According to him, for Nigerians to prosper, the government must work on inclusive education.

He added that this administration has spent more than N1.6 trillion in the education sector in the last few years through the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC), and this has led to the enhanced literacy level, inclusive and qualitative education system.

His words, “As a forward thinking government, we remain committed to providing basic education for all,”

Osinbajo believes that with technology, education would be chased by government to fasten development, maximise impact and boost Nigeria’s education indices.

He then requested for a deeper collaboration between the public and private sector to reshape the education system to where it should be and make the future of the youths, super bright.

Do you honestly feel all these can be a reality?

Oluyemi Oluleke “Yemi” Osinbajo (born 8 March 1957) is a Nigerian politician and a lawyer, who is the current Vice President of Nigeria, in office since 29 May 2015. He is also a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Professor of Law and until his inauguration as Vice President, a Senior Partner with SimmonsCooper Partners, a commercial law practice.

Yemi Osinbajo SAN, GCON was born into the family of Opeoluwa Osinbajo on 8 March 1957, Creek Hospital, Lagos. Osinbajo is married to Dolapo (née Soyode) Osinbajo, a granddaughter of Obafemi Awolowo. They have three children – two daughters, Damilola, Kanyinsola and a son, Fiyinfoluwa Osinbajo.

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Yemi Osinbajo was educated at Corona primary School, in Lagos. Between 1969–1975, he attended Igbobi College Yaba, Lagos, Nigeria. where he was the winner of the State Merit Award (1971); the School Prize for English Oratory (1972); Adeoba Prize for English Oratory (1972-1975); Elias Prize for Best Performance in History (WASC, 1973); School Prize for Literature (HSC, 1975); and African Statesman Intercollegiate Best Speaker’s Prize (1974).

Thereafter, he studied for his undergraduate degree at the University of Lagos between 1975-1978 when he obtained a Second Class Upper Degree in Law. Here, he also won the Graham-Douglas Prize for Commercial Law. In 1979, he completed the mandatory one-year professional training at the Nigerian Law School whereon he was admitted to practice as a Barrister and Solicitor of Nigeria’s Supreme Court. In 1980, he attended the London School of Economics & Political Science, where he obtained a Master of Laws degree.

Yemi Osinbajo was the Pastor in charge of the Lagos Province 48 (Olive Tree provincial headquarter) of The Redeemed Christian Church of God.