Stakeholders task government on quality learning
Managing Director, Oxbridge College, Dr Femi Ogunsanya has tasked government to be committed to the training of teachers to place the sector on the frontier of excellence.
Ogunsanya also blamed low performance of students in public schools on infrastructural deficit hence the need for governments to measure up.
She spoke at the 25th anniversary celebration of the school in Lagos recently.
According to her, sound education imparts knowledge, skills and values, which enables them to become problem-solvers in the society
She said, “There is need for lots of commitment from the government to improve especially in the training of teachers, this will be of great advantage to the sector.
When teachers are well equipped it would tell on their capacity to deliver maximally and this would have a positive effect on the students. One cannot give what he or she does not have.
“Also, the infrastructures in most schools are eyesores. There is need to invest in infrastructure to ensure the sector is globally competitive in order not to benchmark to local schools as the country’s aim is to compete with those that are abroad. Government should make available necessary things that would provide quality education for the students.”
The Head of School, Mrs Charity Tony-Uba said education standard could only be revived if teachers, parents, governments and stakeholders would join hands together.
She lamented that the sector has fallen drastically and it needs urgent intervention for reforms.
“Education is a collective responsibility of everybody, starting from the parents.
All hands have to be on deck. If from the home, we know what our responsibilities are as parents, the children would come out already formed with the right foundation and they would definitely bring those values.
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