The aforementioned organizations have come up with an approach to tackle educational negligence amongst Nigerian youths by organizing an annual televised reality show which will entail skill acquisition, entrepreneur programmes and many educational prospects to encourage youths in embracing education.
Dr. Adebayo Oluwatosin at a press conference today, August 17th, 2020 highlighted some circumstances leading to educational negligence. He said;
“We realized that our youth no longer see education as a road to success rather they see criminal acts as the only way to become successful in the society. That is why they involve in internet scam popularly called yahoo yahoo, money rituals, kidnapping and many more. In other to prove this wrong and redeem the image of our lovely country which all the menaces have dented, our organization have come with an idea to motivate the youths, encourage them and show then that through education you can be a successful person and even more”.
Speaking on the essence for more educational TV programmes, Dr. Adebayo criticized the norms and standard with which the educational sector have been handled over the years, stating; “Our society today doesn’t promote education or encourage students who are diligent in their studies, that is why a first class student or even the best graduating student of a university will be given N10,000 or N50,000 as prize or only handshake, while some participants in a reality show programme that does not add any informative or educative moral values is being awarded millions of Naira with other benefits.
The proposed reality TV programme which is named *THE RISING GENIUS* is aimed at giving hope to the youth for a better tomorrow, motivate the youth in order for them to make education a priority, change people’s negative perspective towards televised reality shows, enable youths gain more knowledge academically, morally, socially, religiously and economically, to change the perspective of the youths from criminal way of attaining success and making wealth.
Dr. Adebayo laid his perception on why some TV reality shows are not being sustained. Some of the programs are not with sincere motives. He further guarantees that sustainability for the proposed reality TV programme shall be worked on to ensure the lasting durability of the programme.
Speaking on when the programme will commence, Dr. Adebayo said: “The modalities for the programme shall be out very soon when all neccersary logistics have been put in places”.