By now, Nkechinyere Chidi-Ogbolu should be used to trail blazing but what she didn’t realise was that her recent book launch will help beam a search light on Nigerian public schools.
Prominent Nigerians who graced the public presentation of Tales of an Uber Minor in College, including Mr Femi Falana, SAN and Mr Babafemi Ojudu, special assistant to the President on Political Matters harped on the need to invest more in public schools in order to get the same or more achievements like Nkechinyere’s educational journey.
While Femi Falana said every state in the country should ensure it puts the child rights act into law and practice another guest Muyiwa Adekeye who wrote the forward of the book and also the Special Adviser to the Kaduna State Governor on Media and Communications said the Kaduna State Government is bent on remoulding the education system in that state. He said the government is not backing down on its plan of recruiting new teachers to replace the ones who recently failed the tests they were made to write.
Other speakers also lent their voice to the need for government, parents, teachers and schools to play their part in order for children to walk their path to greatness in the future.
Nkechinyere Chidi-Ogbolu is a PhD Biomedical Engineering student at the University of California, Davis and she was the youngest graduating student for the 2016/2017 set at Howard University in Washington DC at 18.
She put together the book ‘Tales of an Uber Minor in College’ to share her experience and her journey with students and parents alike, to inspire them to greatness and encouraging them emphasizing that they can be an exception to the rule.
Students, parents, guardians, friends and family graced the public presentation of the book where Nkechinyere once again revealed that she is a total package as she performed and gave inspiring talks during the event.