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Apata seeks advanced learning methods for students


Proprietress of Apata Memorial Nursery, Primary and High School, Okota-Isolo, Lagos, Mrs. Margaret Fola Apata, has called on school managers to be innovative in the training of contemporary students.

While emphasising the use of what she described as contemporary scheme of training, Apata said it allows students to be independent in life and easily adapt in any part of the world they may find themselves.

Speaking at the school’s Costume and End of the Year Party, she said educators should, in the process of training their students, endeavour to impact diverse domains and bring about improvements in their academic, psychological, moral and social lives.

In realisation of the need to bring children up to speed with contemporary learning schemes, Apata said her school operates with International Primary Curriculum (IPC), a comprehensive, thematic, creative curriculum for 3-12 year olds, with a clear process of learning and with specific learning goals for every subject, for international mindedness and for personal learning.

“It also encompasses training children on becoming self-reliant and self-confident in whatever field of endeavour they find themselves in future. This has no doubt input a laudable percentage of greatness into the pupils and crowned the school with a good reputation.

“Since 1985 till date, the school has recorded an impressive pass rate of 98 per cent from pupils who participate in the West African Senior Certificate Examination (WAEC) and General Certificate Examination (GCE).”

She continued, “We have Guidance and Counseling section in the school that also administers to the pupil’s moral and psychological wellbeing and we had once invited Taiwo Akinlani; a social worker and social empowerment advocate to tutor the children on ‘child protection.’

She added that through weekend coaching, students were exposed to other life skills to ensure that they do not depend on white-collar jobs, but rather strive “to become great leaders and investment owners.”

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