Education expert and director of Ray-field international schools, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, Mr. John Bassey called on governments at all levels to borrow ideas from private school operators to restructure the public school system in order to save him from a loved one from collapse.
Bassey appealed in the wake of the perceived downturn in the education system across Nigeria, saying all hands had to be on the bridge to save the day.
The director said this weekend at the institution’s 2021 graduation and awards ceremonies on the theme: “21st Century Education: A Tool to Address Emerging Global Problems”, which s ‘is held in the auditorium of Nsukara Offot Uyo School, Akwa Ibom State. Capital city.
Bassey, who called for more budget provisions on education, urged education authorities to ensure that the private school curriculum is in tandem with the public school.
Speaking on the theme of the event, Bassey said education in the 21st century is a powerful tool to tackle emerging global issues, recalling that the COVID-19 pandemic which has caused an unexpected lockdown in the country has not completely stopped learning in the private school, as some private schools have been able to connect with students through online courses.
His words, “To save education especially in the public school from total collapse, the government must make more budget provisions for the sector, they should borrow ideas from the operators of private schools, how they teach and train quality students.
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They should even bring in some private school educators to help them restructure the education system in public schools so that it is on par with private schools. I’m telling you, where education will take us in this country, we haven’t seen it yet.
“In our school, we have introduced so many things into our program; we have broken down math into algebra, arithmetic and geometry also in English, we have broken it down into essay, oral and grammar so that students can interact with different teachers in different disciplines of the same subject and have a full understanding of the subjects.
“Education is moving from theory to practice, so the government should equip all labs to match those in private schools.”
He, however, urged the graduate students to be worthy ambassadors of the school and to put all the professional and educational skills acquired in the school into their higher endeavors while solving emerging problems in society.
Education Commissioner Ms Idongesit Etiebet, who was represented by Roseline Mfon, said Governor Udom Emmanuel is passionate about the education of every child Akwa Ibom and urged graduate students to build their career paths on solid foundations of their alma-mater even as she warned them against worship and other vices when admitted to higher institutions.
In addition, former Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Education, Helen Ante, describing the theme as appropriate and timely, tasked 4cs graduates which she listed as creativity, commitment, communication and conviction while praying and believing. Wishing them good luck in their future aspirations.