Seye Ogunlewe inspires students of Victoria Island High School

The 2017-18 Academic session for Primary and Secondary school students around the nation commenced on Monday, 18th September and Nigeria’s current fastest man, Seye Ogunlewe took out time to visit Victoria Island Secondary School, Lagos as he read a novel called “The Fisherman” to the students as part of United Bank of Africa (UBA) foundation’s corporate social responsibility, Read Africa.

Students of Victoria Island Secondary School listened attentively as Seye Ogunlewe read the novel. Photo Credit: @Ubagroup

Read Africa is an initiative which was launched in 2011 with the aim of encouraging students to improve their vocabulary and communication skills through reading, has been changing the lives of African students across the continent for six years. Through the initiative, the UBA Foundation is helping rekindle the dwindling reading culture amongst African youths as they pursue their education. Over a hundred thousand books and educational materials have been donated to various schools across Africa as UBA Foundation continues to traverse the continent, contributing positively to the development of African youths.

Seye Ogunlewe who is a 3-time National 100m champion is a good example and ambassador of having a sound education. The 26 year-old despite being an athlete, is a Master’s degree holder in Law and Politics from the University of Essex, England.

Seye Ogunlewe reading “The Fisherman” Photo Credit: Sowemimo Koye

He took to his instagram page after the visit and said

“Delighted to be part of @ubagroup corporate social responsibility campaign, Read Africa. I believe every child should live their dreams with the right balance of education and passion for what you like to do.

He continued, “I heard kids today say they wanted to be Doctors, Lawyers, Pilot…. My message to them was work hard to accomplish anything.”

Pictures are good memories and the students were excited taking a selfie with the fastest man in Nigeria. Photo Credit: @Ogunlewe_seye

The gangling sprinter who is signed under Temple Management Company was accompanied by his Manager, Koye Sowemimo and CEO/MD of UBA Foundation, Mrs Bola Atta.



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