Rufai Oseni inaugurates a library in honor of his late father and hosts the inaugural school debate competition in Odogbolu
Rufai Oseni, a well-known Arise News broadcaster, initiated the Oseni Centre, which held its first-ever student debate event in the Odogbolu region of Ogun State.
The center’s primary purpose is to function as a library and promote the educational advancement of students in Odogbolu and the surrounding areas.
The debate featured the topic, ‘Are leaders born or made?’ and involved other center trustees, including Dr. Yemi Ogunbiyi, a former managing director of Daily Times, Chief (Mrs) Sade Ogunbiyi, the Iyalode of Remoland, and Olori Esther Onagoruwa, the Olori of Odogbolu, among others.
Dr. Ogunbiyi stressed the significance of quality education and the need to instill positive societal values in students. He commended the center’s founder for his contributions to the educational progress of students in the region.
Olori Onagoruwa also expressed her gratitude to the debate organizers and called for increased funding for the education sector in the country.
After the debate, Princewill Academy secured the top spot, Vintage Academy came in second, and Odogbolu Grammar School claimed the third position.
A selection of interviewed students expressed their satisfaction with the event and eagerly anticipated the next edition of the debate program in Odogbolu.
Additionally, a teacher training program was conducted, teaching Odogbolu town’s educators various social and developmental skills and inducting them into the ‘One million teachers’ network, an international initiative aimed at preparing teachers for national development.
Founder of the center, Mr. Rufai Oseni, revealed that the center was constructed in memory of his father, Engineer M.A. Oseni. He encouraged students to remain committed to their pursuits and remain open to learning new things.