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‘Schools should equip students with problem-solving skills’


The 21st Valedictory Service and Prize-giving Day ceremony of Good Shepherd Schools, Meiran, Lagos, was held recently with students and pupils having a nice time.

The happy students treated guests to some exciting and interesting activities that included musical, cultural and dramatic presentations, as they showcased their innate talents to the delight of parents and others at the event. Some students were also rewarded for excellent academic performance.

Outgoing Head Girl of the school, Chidinma Ukachi said she was confident that lessons, virtues, morals, and values they were taught in the past six years would serve as a guide in achieving greater successes in life.


“Of course, there will be barriers and hurdles, but with determination and God on our side, we will overcome these obstacles,” she said.

The guest speaker, Senior Lecturer and Post-Graduate Coordinator, Department of Arts and Social Sciences Education, University of Lagos, Dr. Olumide Ige implored secondary schools to equip their students with skills to solve problems.

He said: “Many schools have lost focus, but schools must start preparing students to solve problems. The schools should not add to the population of bad eggs in the society.”

He challenged the graduating students to brace up for the challenges ahead, to enable them triumph. He noted that the decay in schools in the country was a reflection of the society.

He said when school owners compromised standard through devious acts, there is no hope for the nation, stressing that to checkmate moral decadence in schools, the nation must return to its original plan and standard for education.

The school’s Director of Operations, Dr. Yemisi Oyeyemi, said regulators of schools were the major problem of the education sector, as they readily compromise standard.

She said when school regulators compromised, they would not be able to do the right thing to checkmate corruption in schools.

“We need to get it right from the top. Those willing to change the system are often frustrated. Government should look for men and women with integrity to man the system. A nation that does not get the future right is doomed,” she stated.
The school’s chairman, Dr. Bayo Oyeyemi, said the school was founded on the pillar of godliness and remained committed to core values of academic discipline and abhorred all forms of education corruption.


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