A book presentation in honour of the founding father of Gamaliel and Susan Onosode Foundation, late Mr Gamaliel Onosode titled: “Gamaliel Onosode, Classicus, an Honourable Life” will hold on 23 September, 2021 at the Centre for National Reformation and Social Justice, the Rock Cathedral, Rock Cathedral Drive, Lekki-Epe Expressway, Lagos.
A statement, signed by the secretary, Board of Trustees, Gamaliel and Susan Onosode Foundation, Spencer Onosode, said the book was written by Prof Femi Osofisan and Prof Olakunbi Olasope.
Onosode noted that during the book presentation, there will be a panel discussion on the theme, “Harnessing Nigeria’s Greatest Resource: Growth through Education.”
She said they intend to inspire through his “life and legacy” a new generation of young people who will extol integrity and honesty.
“We believe that this is required to create a new and better future for Nigeria,” she said.
He further noted that education is a veritable tool necessary to equip individuals with skills required to navigate the complexities of an ever-changing world.
“Without doubt, education is fundamental to human existence and provides both youth and adults the power to reflect and make choices that affect, and invariably, uplift their standards of living.
“It is a key ingredient in economic and social activity and therefore vital for effecting national development,” he said.
Sadly, Onosode said third-world countries continue to perform below global educational ratings with Nigeria being no exception.
“Some of the major challenges facing the educational sector in Nigeria are access, equity, value, relevance, quality, management, and funding. A vibrant economy cannot be built on lack of access to education and low attendance at schools,” Onosode added.