Education is the key to success goes the popular saying. But the question now is, "why is it that our leaders are not concern about giving the young generation quality education like they had during their time? Why is (quality) basic education only available to the elites instead of it all?
Well, this article will tell you about a traditional ruler who built an International Standard school to give children free education while also teaching in the school. Follow me as we proceed on this short journey into the life of this "uncommon" traditional ruler. Let's go.
His name is Oba Adedokun Abolarin, The Orangun of Oke-ila in Ifedayo local government area of Osun State. Oba Adedokun Abolarin became a traditional ruler on the 8th of December 2006. He adopted the title "The aroyinkeye 1".
Oba Abolarin is a graduate of Political Science from the Prestigious University of Ife now Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU). He hold Masters degree in law also from OAU.
The Orangun of Oke-Ila was the Principal partner of Dokun Abolarin & co Law firm and Legal consultants who had served many high reputable companies & corporations as Company Secretary.
Oba Abolarin Adedokun is the founder of ABOLARIN COLLEGE where he is also classroom teacher as he teaches History and Government at the school like other teachers.
The school, ABOLARIN COLLEGE which is not meant for people of his kingdom alone and extended to other communities, is giving an international standard education with a laptop to each student, free meal, free hostel, free internet access, free school fees, free uniform, 24/7 power supply, free books etc. Everything in the school is totally free for the pupils.
This is Orangun of Oke-Ila, Oba Abolarin Adedokun teaching Government in the class.
Oba Abolarin said to know each students, who are about 100 by their names because, he relates with the students like their biological father, motivates them every time, building their confidence, and encouraging them to always strive to be successful in life.
Oba Abolarin said the reason and motivation for this gesture of his is because, Nigeria was kind to him and his generation as they got many things on a platter of gold. The traditional ruler also said, he get supports from some of his friends who he do call upon, to assist him and they always respond whenever he call.
OOba Abolarin though not wealthy (according to him), is doing a great job by giving back to the society, what is considered the BEST GIFT any man can ever give.
Oba Abolarin have only one wife as according to him, "he can't afford to cater for many wives".
Oba Adedokun Abolarin took over reign from Oba Samuel Adeyemi, Arojojoye III whose reign span from 1969 to November 2005.
Oba Abolarin is a silent achiever, but people like this won't go viral, we prefer giving attention to noisemakers.
God bless Oba Abolarin Adedokun the Oragun of Oke-Ila, The Aroyinkeye I for the good works he is doing.
Please, let's share and make him go viral to encourage him as Nigeria need more people like him to be celebrated.
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