Educationist wants government to improve basic learning
CHIEF Executive Officer, Brookehouse School, Lekki, Lagos, Mrs. Ifueko Thomas, has called on government at all levels to ensure that pupils in their various states have access to quality basic education.Speaking during the second graduation and prize-giving day of the school, Thomas said every child have right to quality basic education and failure of any government to facilitate that is a disservice to the citizens.
In doing this, she advised that they must ensure the quality is at par with that of private schools as the children will all function and operate in the same labour market.She said on their part, they are committed to ensuring that each child receives adequate training that will equip them for the future.
“Every child has a right to quality basic education and government must work towards ensuring that no child is left behind. I will also plead to them to ensure that the public schools get the same quality as private schools. Also training and retraining of their teachers is imperative in the interest of the Nigerian child.”
In this regard, she announced that the school is partnering Eti-Osa local government a to educate public school pupils on child rights law.“We have child rights movement in our school and we took it during the children’s day celebration to Eti-Osa Local government to tell them that every child has a right to quality basic education and we are working with them to train public schools in the area.
While insisting that education without character is worthless, Thomas said, “At Brookehouse, we are raising children that are intellectually and morally sound and they understand citizenship. We use the Nigerian curriculum but we have made it more robust with what we believe will make it a bit more global then the regular curriculum because we are not a British or American school but a Nigerian school which is raising global citizens who will be able to compete with the rest of the world.”
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