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Greensprings principal tasks pupils on nation building



Principal, International Baccalaureate (IB), Greensprings School, Lekki, Jennifer Sunkanmi-Qazzeem, has tasked students of the institution to deploy their knowledge and proficiency to the well-being of the society.

Speaking during the “University Edufair” event, organised by the school, the principal said that quality learning is imperative in building a better Nigeria, and those who benefitted from it must use the knowledge to advance their immediate community and the nation at large.

She said the aim of the Edufair is to provide the students with quality information that will guide them in their next phase of academic journey, locally and globally.


About 30 schools cut across the United Kingdom (UK), United States (US), Ghana, Nigeria, and Australia attended the free programme. 

According to Sunkanmi-Qazzeem, “We owe our students that responsibility to ensure the information they need for the next step in terms of applying to universities having finished their IB programme. We brought various representatives from different continents including representatives from Nigerian higher institutions, to talk to our students on how best to apply to different schools. We made the exercise free because we want many schools to participate so as to give the students wide range of opportunities.”

“We did not invite only foreign schools, we have representatives from Pan Atlantic University who spoke to our students about application process for Nigerian universities. We are a Nigerian school operating in Nigeria and not everyone will want to travel abroad for their first-degree programme. It is unfortunate that most of the times, we think the best opportunity is out there and not in Nigeria. We understand that nobody wants their children to go into the university and not be sure of when they will graduate. It is indeed unfortunate, but we cannot stop our students,” she said.

She further advised to always return home after their studies to impact their knowledge in developing their fatherland, because according to her, “nobody is going to change Nigeria for you.”

Meanwhile, despite school shooting ravaging the US, Education US Adviser, Chinenye Uwadilieke, said it is safe to study in the country as several security measures have been put in place to ensure that students are safe.
She said they are presently working with teachers and counsellors to have information on getting admission with funding.

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