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School seeks collaboration with media at 45th anniversary

By Guardian Nigeria
28 April 2022   |   3:30 am
As part of activities lined up to celebrate its 45th years anniversary, Chrisland Schools has announced plans to collaborate with media practitioners, who would share their experiences on the job....

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• Promotes ethnic inclusion with language, art, cultural day

As part of activities lined up to celebrate its 45th years anniversary, Chrisland Schools has announced plans to collaborate with media practitioners, who would share their experiences on the job with students, with a view to positively imparting them.

A member of the school’s Advisory Board, Mr. Akin Fadeyi, who disclosed this at a virtual conference to announce plans for the 45th anniversary billed to hold in October, said the town and gown interaction was borne out of their belief that education should transcend classroom learning.

Fadeyi said: “It is not just enough for students to have classroom experience, we believe education should be a wholistic approach that would shape the capacity of our students to think outside the box.

Specifically, Fadeyi said education journalists, as critical stakeholders in the development of the sector would be invited to share their experiences with the students.

He said: “Education is a tool to enshrine peace and stability. It is about connecting the students to agents of a sustainable world. It should be able to shape the right narrative so that we can have a better society.”

“We need to build disciplined youths with character and capacity to resist immorality. How do we prevent youths from falling victims to rape, cyber bullying and money ritual?”

In her remarks, the Managing Director of the school, Mrs. Ibironke Adeyemi, described the collaboration as the beginning of better things to come, adding that developing a better relationship with the media will be most beneficial to its students.

Chairman, Education Writers Association of Nigeria (EWAN) Mojeed Alabi expressed the association’s readiness to partner with the school to rebuild the society and the nation in general.

MEANWHILE, in a bid to promote art, culture and ethnic inclusion, Chrisland Schools recently organised a language, art and culture day across all its units.

This year’s event, themed: “Culture resonates” featured a display of various Nigerian, African, and international cultures by the pupils.

Parents, dignitaries, and special guests in attendance were treated to cultural parades and art exhibitions from Akwa Ibom, Lagos, Rivers, Ondo, Benue, Rwanda, South Africa, Italy, and Romania.

Traditional dances such as Yam festival dance, Obitun dance, Ogirinya, Zulu, and Tango were also performed by the pupils.

Speaking on the reason behind the theme, head teacher of Chrisland Opebi, Mrs. Olabimpe Akenroye, emphasised the importance of instilling customs and traditions in students, irrespective of modernisation and technology.
 
“We believe that customs and traditions are important, and we intend to keep promoting this with our yearly art, language, and cultural day. We want it to keep echoing and resounding in the minds of our pupils, parents, and society at large, irrespective of modernisation and technology,” she said.