Rich Oak School improves regional rating, condemns exam malpractice
The Rich Oak International School has emerged best in West African quality education. Managing Director of the School, Dr Maureen Nwafor, disclosed this during the graduation of class 2022/2023 and inauguration of its ultra-modern building in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
Represented by Lady Gracious Ogbuagu, the managing director emphasised that a good school environment was necessary for the grooming of future leaders, adding that when a child is prepared through quality teachings, there would not be need for examination malpractice.
Nwafor condemned the rising cases of examination scandals and poor quality of graduates being churned out by schools. She said, “On our part, we condemn examination malpractice, when a child is well prepared, there wouldn’t be need for such.”
She disclosed that the school, which started in 2016 in Port Harcourt, was born out of passion to contribute to the nurturing of young people into respectable and accountable leaders of tomorrow through standard education laced with sound moral and ethical values.
Similarly, a Professor of Education from the University of Port Harcourt, Prof Nath Abraham, said the world has gone beyond the nation’s style of learning.
He explained, “Presently the world is working towards Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which were initially Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The world has gone beyond the MDGs, we are on SDGs, which entails sustainability, that is, achieving your own goals without jeopardising the opportunities of future generations from achieving theirs.
“Education is a social service, very essential that every right-thinking government should give to its people,” he stated. Noting that a good environment for learning would enhance a child’s capacity to compete favourably with his peers across the world, Prof Abraham tasks governments at all levels to make education a top priority.
He blamed the issues of Boko Haram, kidnapping and other negative vices on lack of proper education, while commending the school for providing a conducive environment for learning.