Mrs Lola Are-Adegbite, Tutor General, Education District IV, Lagos, on Wednesday advised students to sharpen their talents with education to be more relevant in the society.
Are-Adegbite gave the advice in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on the sideline of the “Lagos Schools Got Talent’’ programme of the district.
The programme was organised for the 93 schools in the district to showcase their talents in science, arts and craft, among others.
Are-Adegbite told NAN that the combination of education and talent would give students an edge over those that were talented but without education.
She said that new talents were being discovered at events like the “Lagos Schools Got Talent” because of the students’ dedication, hard work and education.
“Education and entertainment should go together; the two must be on the same level.
“For you to have talent, you have to use your brain, think outside the box and once you are educated, you will add value to what you are doing.
“Talent is not that you must be in class all the time, but the psychomotor aspect of it,’’ she said.
NAN reports that the students had earlier taken part in science exhibitions and display of arts and craft.
Outstanding schools and students were given plaques and undisclosed amounts of money.
Gbaja Boys Senior High School in Surulere came first in the science exhibition with the production of Biogas from animal excreta.
State Junior Grammar School, Surulere, came second for constructing parallel circuit electrical wiring.
The third position went to Mountain Top Secondary School, Bariga, for producing cassava grater machine.