Indigent students from Oke-Ila, Osun State, who desire quality education can now heave a sigh of relief, as the monarch of the area, Oba Adedokun Abolarin is building a solid educational foundation for youths within the town and beyond with the establishment of Abolarin College at Oke-Ila Orangun, where over 50 students are already studying and acquiring creative knowledge free of charge with three square meals daily.
The unique feature of the college is that the monarch designed it mainly for the sons of poor people in the society and has vowed not to bring in the children of the wealthy people because he observed that the children of the rich would destroy the legacy in all ramifications.
Another interesting aspect of the college is that the monarch did not limit the intake to his community, but extended it to every Nigerian that from a poor homewithin and outside the country.
The traditional ruler pointed out that youths are the leaders of tomorrow and they have their own lives to live and they can contribute to the socio, economic, political and religious development of their respective communities if they are educated at the right time.
The students are also taught handcraft daily, which has made them creative; this is done in collaboration with the Centre for Transformation and Empowerment Initiative, headed by Mrs. Lola Wey, the Executive Director.