IKA WEEKLY – The Chairman of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), Ika South Branch, Comrade (Chief) Dennis Araro has called on Nigerian Youths to embrace functional and qualitative education.
Chief Araro made the call recently in a chat with Ika Weekly at the College of Education, Agbor, headquarters of Ika South Local Government Area of Delta State, during the Second Matriculation Ceremony of the Degree/PGDE Programmes of the College of Education, Agbor in affiliation with Delta State University, Abraka.
Comrade Araro who is also the State Treasurer of the NURTW, noted that the era when illiterates would occupy enviable positions in governments were gradually eroding, adding that the era where drivers or membersof NURTW would be addressed as touts and ?Agberus? has gone.
He disclosed that majority of the present day drivers and members of the NURTW in the state were either graduates or undergraduate in some of the recognised and accredited institutions of higher learning across the country.
Speaking on what informed his decision to go back to school at his age, Chief Araro who is now in his second year at the Delta State University affiliated during the last House of Assemply election held in April last year.
?During the April 14, 2007 election. I was robbed of my position into the State House of Assembly because, according to my political mentor, I was not a graduate, Araro said, adding that it was a challenge that has of course, spurred him into greater achievement?.
He reiterated that he has not only applied for admission into school, rather he said, he was determined to make good use of the state government?s good intention of bringing down the degree programme close to his domain as he poised to come out with good grades.
?The Lord has been helping me as you can see, before when I speak, my English was not always fluent, but now, I am gradually becoming an authority in English Language because I have been taking my studies very seriously? Araro noted.
Araro who is at present a member of the Students Union Government (S.U.G) in the school, charged the newly matriculated students to be of good behaviour by shunning crimes and violence, pointing out that they must take their studies seriously if they must come out successful.