Education is the best Legacy like they say. Access to free education isn't the only duty of the government apparently, concerned individuals can make sure student have access to free education.
In Oke-Ila, Osun State South Western Nigeria where Abolarin collage is suitated, the students there pay NO school fees; enjoy free hostel, free food, free internet, free uniform, free laptop for every child, and 24 hours power supply; and all these expenses are paid by the town’s king Òràngún of Òkè-Ìlá, Oba Adedokun Abolarin i. The most interesting part of this is that the king teaches too in the school.
One of the major criteria for getting admitted in this school is being and indigent student. The school doesn't consider rich students for admission, all Abolarin College wants is poor kids who are very brilliant. If you are poor but brilliant, then you are guaranteed admission.
The king believes poor brilliant kids should also be given an equal opportunity to have access to affordable education, Oba Abolarin believes that the future does not belong only to those born with silver spoons in their mouth. The king himself has a law degree from Obafemi Awolowo University Ile Ife and masters in law- and he also teaches in the school.
Many of those kids who once hawked, some who came from farms settlement where all they did was work under the hot sun weeding and planting, orphans, and children of petty traders, but now have a hope of a bright future.
This king gesture on Education should be lauded.
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