Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo has said that education is dangerous without morals and uprightness.
A statement by the Vice President’s media aide, Laolu Akande, said he stated this at the inauguration of the management board of Adawiyya Girls Academy, Minannata community in Sokoto State on Thursday.
Osinbajo, who performed the inauguration virtually, noted that children must be taught the highest standards of honesty, piety, and hard work.
The Adawiyya Girls Academy, established in collaboration with Text Foundation, is a digital and foundational literacy nonprofit organisation.
The VP acknowledged the brainchild of the academy, Rabiatu Adawiyya, whom the school is named after.
He said; “Despite the fact that she did not undergo formal education, she understands a reality that even the best minds are only just realising that when you educate a girl, you educate a whole society.
“Ignorance has no benefit, ignorance is darkness but education is the bright light of knowledge that can help us to live healthier, happier and more prosperous lives.
“Education is dangerous without morals and uprightness; we must teach our children the highest standards of honesty, piety, and hard work.
“I am glad that the students of Adawiyya Girls Academy Sokoto have this great opportunity of being offered both conventional and religious education using the most advanced modern teaching tools available in our time.
“Her dream is today a reality and has started a movement that will bring about the education of millions of girls from poor families across Nigeria.”
In her remarks, Dr Balkisu Saidu, who is also the daughter of the endower (Adawiyya), thanked the vice president for his selfless service to humanity.