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Experts urge educators to inculcate religious tenets in pupils

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In a country where religious practices are limited to places of worship alone and taught as a subject in schools, experts in the education sector have called on educators to inculcate religious tenets in pupils.

They pointed out that the change we need as a country can only come from the new generation of Godly leaders who will detest corruption and poor leadership.

In a keynote speech titled “kingdom focused parents and educators,” at the 20th anniversary of Pinefield Schools, Victoria Island, Mrs. Michael Onyegbu said an average parent believes that there is a neutral knowledge in school different from spiritual and religious knowledge, which is a wrong assumption as all knowledge is embroidered in religion.

“The philosophy of a classroom in one generation becomes the philosophy of the next generation’s society,” Onyegbu said.
 
“When we send our students to circular schools, they are taught that God is irrelevant in some things or aspects of life. Students increase in knowledge but reduce in the fear of God. This is why our society is so corrupt because knowledge is not applied with the fear of God,” she added.

The school proprietress, Mrs. Barbara Fadipe pleaded with Christian educators to bring Christ into the classroom. 
 
Barbara said; “School business is God’s and he is the creator of all subjects. Whatever level you have been divinely chosen to nurture – early years, primary, secondary or tertiary – it is a platform for stewardship, please don’t waste it as we will be giving account and we must end well by His grace. Some of them are yet to be born therefore we must be prepared to present Christ to them,” she said.

She gave glory to God for seeing the school this far and hailed those that supported her vision.

One of the pioneer students, Abayomi Abdulsalami said the school taught him to stand up for himself, help people in their times of need and most importantly, value his blessing.

“Twenty years on, the strong foundation I received guided me and is a vital part of who I am today,” Abdulsalami said.


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