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School administrator enjoins govt to ensure quality education

By Isaac Taiwo
14 September 2023   |   3:10 am
The School Administrator, Deeper Life High School, Lagos Campus, situated in Mowe, Ogun State, Mr. Emmanuel Eze, has called on the government to give attention to quality education and standardisation.

Deeper Life High School. Pix:DLHS.org

The School Administrator, Deeper Life High School, Lagos Campus, situated in Mowe, Ogun State, Mr. Emmanuel Eze, has called on the government to give attention to quality education and standardisation.

Eze gave the admonition at a media parley, where the administrator highlighted some other past achievements of the institution, aside the celebrated highest achiever in the 2023 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME), 16-year-old, Miss Kamsiyochukwu Nkechinyere Umeh with outstanding mark of 360, while the students of the school were also among 10 best scorers nation-wide.

Eze said since schools either at state or federal levels are not being regulated by government, the onus falls on the latter to enforce discipline that will ensure quality education and standardisation.

He added that most of the education policy makers passed through the system of standardised education and only need to go back to the drawing board to know where they have missed it and with political will they can put things in the right perspective.

He also advised other secondary school management to be disciplined and be courageous to do what is right, adding that they all know what should be the standard.

He told them to ignore the pressure coming from some parents that want them to compromise standard and eschew every temptation that may want them to lower the standard because of love for money and the desire to populate their schools with a large number of students.

Going down the memory lane, the school administrator said the school’s excellent performance dated back to 2016 when the institution produced the highest scorer in the West African Examination Council (WAEC) with 9As.

“It has been a culture of excellence culminating from rigorous discipline with God factor.
“We have zero-tolerance for examination malpractice for students and teachers that may be tempted to aid and abet the students with the same punishment for them.

“We have won certificates in ICT, while we engage in extracurricular activities such as robotics and have been to Malawi and Kenya for Spelling Bees, while we engage in sports, music where the children are being trained to be professionals while we are also introducing them to the Red Cross.