Educationist cautions parents on quality of schools, teachers
The proprietress of Sejin Nursery and Primary School, Oshodi, Celina Unegbu has called on school owners and parents to allow their pupils to participate in school extra-curricula activities and inter-school competitions, as such activities boost learning and make the pupils well-rounded.
Speaking at the school’s graduation, the educationist cautions parent to be mindful of where to register their children, saying it has become common for people with no background knowledge or experience in education to establish schools or take to teaching.
She said: “Some businessmen and women now establish schools not to make any meaningful contributions to the sector, but rather to make money. They see the sector as money-spinning with little or no regard to training and retraining of teachers.”
She noted that such investors lack the expertise and do not have the capacity to provide the sound foundation necessary for the pupils’ future, saying such children will end up not being properly trained to compete with their peers outside the school system.
Unegbu also called on parents to pay attention to their children’s needs and to dedicate quality time to interact with them and check their school works. She noted that having time for the children is a motivation for the children to perform better in their schoolwork, aside from serving as checks on the school.
“Parents should also contribute their quota by equipping their children with the right educational tools for the children to succeed in life. They should not divert their children’s attention by forcing them to go into careers they don’t like,’’ she said.
The school proprietress advised the graduating pupils to always keep to the high morals their teachers have impacted in them and to shun all forms of bad company, as they could ruin their future and career in life through it.