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Proprietor flays government’s poor attitude to infrastructure development


Al-Hikma International Academy

Al-Hikma International Academy

The need for government to show serious commitment to the development and upgrading of infrastructural facilities in schools as well as improve on the quality of basic education in the country has been stressed.

Director of Al-Hikma International Academy, Abuja, Mararaba, Amb Abdurrazaaq Ahmed, who spoke during the third graduation/speech and prize-giving day ceremony of the school, noted that without basic learning infrastructure in place, quality delivery of basic education is threatened.

Represented by the Principal of the school, Yunus Salawudeen, Ahmed said with all trained personnel on ground, lack of resources and conducive environment would jeopardise the effort to give quality education to the population especially those in public schools.

He attributed lack of government’s support as one of the challenges hampering provision of quality education saying, “they make policy without going out to the field to see how such policy will be appropriately implemented. Teachers salary which plays pivotal role to enhance morale of staff to impact the knowledge to the children has been played down and this is affecting education in the country,” he said.

The director also berated the attitude of many children engaging in social media and watching movies at the detriment of their academic pursuits. The attitude he said has contributed to decline in moral decadence and that parents share largely in the blame because most of them do not have time to monitor their children at home.

“The teachers have less time to spend with the children within the working hours and so they spend more time with their parents. So the parental, environmental factor and school environment are all contributing to moral decadence in the society,” Ahmed said. 

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