How Model High School molded us, by alumni
The group, which paid a courtesy visit to The Guardian, boasted that the products of the school are doing exceedingly well in their respective fields courtesy of dedicated and committed teachers who went extra mile to inculcate good traits and values in them.
The executive members of the association, led by the vice president, Mr. Damian Okeagwu, said they are indeed bothered about the rot in the nation’s public education system, saying it was an aberration to send kids to private schools during their time.
According to Okeagwu: “In those days, public schools have infrastructures, facilities and resources to prepare students adequately. They use to give us school buses every two years for students and staff. The dedication to duty for teachers at that time was uncommon than what it is now.
The School Based Management Committee was managing education very well. Great priority was placed on moral, honesty and sincerity. We were taught great principles, values and self-worth, and because of the training we received we don’t cut corners. Best practice is our watchword.
“But today, the difference is so wide. Truth, honesty and moral values have been murdered. Immorality has become the other of the day. Government refused to go through the process of renewal. Public education was neglected and abandoned.
We all thought our alma mater is progressing since we left, the rot is over three decades and government refused to do something about it.”
Urging all old students of the schools to identify with the union so they can rally and uplift their alma mater, he commended the effort of the past executives of the association in renovating dilapidated blocks, donating books and learning aids, payment of WASSCE fees for indigent students, among others.
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