A member of the Federal House of Representatives, representing Ijebu North/East Odogbolu Federal Constituency, Mr. Kehinde Odeneye, has applauded the management of Access International School, Magboro, Ogun State, for promoting culture and encouraging indigenous languages among pupils.
Odeneye, who said this during his courtesy visit to the school on Thursday, noted that this was a rare development among private schools that usually preferred teaching all subjects in English.
He also commended the school for its beautiful structures as well as world-class facilities such as the e-library, smart board, Internet facilities, a large football field, large hall for holding meetings and other social activities, among others.
According to him, the school possesses all the facilities that could make pupils compete with their mates anywhere in the world.
The lawmaker advised the proprietor, Dr. Jonathan Akpan, not to rest on his oars in uplifting the nation’s education system through quality service delivery.
He urged Akpan to always give incentives to members of staff, especially the teachers, in order for them to deliver quality education to the pupils.
Odeneye also told the teachers to see their duty as a calling for moulding future leaders
“See your job as a calling, try to impart knowledge and not just teach it, have positive impact in the future of the children you are teaching today, give them the knowledge they need to excel in life not just the one they can use to pass exams,” he said
Meanwhile, the school held its Parents Teachers Association meeting where parents advised the proprietor to check the issue of teacher turnover, which they said could have negative impact on the pupils’ education.
Responding, Akpan said he would never retain an unproductive teacher but would do all within his powers to retain quality teachers who have passion for the job and are dedicated to work.
He said the school upheld moral and academic excellence as its watchword. Akpan added that in order to raise moral values among pupils, the school invites parents to come and address the pupils on assembly ground on a regular basis.
Highlight of the event was the nomination of new executives for the PTA where Mr. Adolphus Nwabuzor emerged as the chairman.