Expert wants improved funding for value-added teaching, learning
Director, New Hall International School, Abiodun Agbaje has tasked the government to increase funding to the sector.
Agbaje made the remarks during the 10- year anniversary of New Hall International School, and called for a proactive policy to improve growth of the education sector.
On the roles of the government in developing good schools, training teachers, providing resources and amenities for schools, Agbaje said there are many things competing for government’s attention but education should be given its right priorities.
According to the Director, the Newhall School plays a very fundamental role in the formation of a whole child within an inclusive environment.
Agbaje said: “We have a very strong corporate social responsibility.
Every year, we give food items to the needy and also reach out to the less privileged, homeless and the orphanages.
We want to create a school that will have everything that will help a child develop fully and be a responsible citizen of the society and the country at large.
“Newhall has a very high standard curriculum that takes care of both the foreign and local examinations, well blended to give the child an opportunity to fit anywhere in the world.
“We have partnerships with schools in London working with us.
Going forward in the next 10 years aside from 43 secondary classrooms which is ongoing, we are going to build a university that will take care of science, medicine, teachers college and health sciences that is what the future holds for us”.
He explained that the school was established to leave a legacy and impact on the less privileged. “It is not all about making money; it is all about the value we give.
It is about reaching out to the society, making the child to able to impact the world with positivity.
We have gone very far to provide a very distinct education quality. We continue to do what we know how to do best and to enhance our facilities.
Already we are stepping in into the next phase of our development like offering scholarships to our best students,” he said.
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