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Foundation urges qualitative secondary education


secondary_school_students_219130276The New Nigeria Foundation (NNF), a non-governmental organisation, which promotes sustainable community development initiatives through public private partnerships, has reiterated its commitment to support calls to enhance the quality of secondary school education in Nigeria.

The Managing Director/ Chief Executive Officer of the Foundation, Prof Obafemi Ajibola made this known at the celebration of the 15th anniversary of NNF, which took place in Lagos recently.

He said NNF since its inception has continued to work hard to justify the vision of its founders by implementing social sector development activities that reduce poverty, generate wealth, create jobs, enhance economic growth and improve healthcare and general well-being of Nigerians through the facilitation of partnerships between public and private sector organisations.

Ajibola said the management of NNF focused on education as a key area of concern in the celebration of its anniversary partly because of observable steady decline in the performance of students in national examinations in the last 10 years.

As part of its contribution to enhancing secondary school education, the Foundation hosted a symposium with the theme “Making Secondary School Education Relevant for the 21st Century Student.”

In her keynote address entitled ‘Teachers and Technology as Critical Resources for Teaching and Learning in Secondary School in the 21st Century,’ Prof. Abiola Lanre Awosika spoke on the need to close the gap between the way students live and the way they learn so that they can be better engaged.

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