National Association of Seadogs (NAS), Pyrate Confraternity, has called on the government of all levels to employ more qualities and qualified teachers in the public secondary schools to improve the educational system in the country.
Mr. Chinazom Nwankpa, State President of ELPASO SSO DECK, Ondo States Chapter of the Pyrates Confraternity made the call at the educational interactive program held at the Baptist High School, Akure.
Nwankpa explained that the interactive section was part of a program the association’s outline to mark the International Day of Education with the students and teachers in order to get feedback from them.
According to him, the feedback is based on what government, NGOs, and all stakeholders in the business of education can do to make Nigeria’s educational system better.
“The quality of education acquired by our pupils from secondary schools up to University will determine what our country will be in the nearest future.
“Because from the feedback we have gotten today, it has become imperatives for governments to start employing more teachers, not anybody who is looking for a job but people with degrees in education.
“And there should be regular training and refresher courses for teachers, so that teachers will be able to impact more/current knowledge to their students through the innovation and update courses in the educational brochure,” he said.
Nwankpa, who also appealed to the government to equip schools libraries with new books, laboratories and train those who would handle the equipment, said the pupils are the end-users in the educational system that they need support from the government and other stakeholders.
While appreciating Gov. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State for paying WAEC fees all students in the state Nwankpa called on philanthropists and politicians to help the indigent children in the society for the betterment of the country.
“It is not only when the election comes that we can do good deeds because there are a lot of indigent children due to the economic situation their parents cannot afford to pay their WAEC or NECO .
“We appreciate the State government for paying WAEC fees, what happens to JAMB fee because if you write WAEC you will still need to write JAMB too for you to get into university.
“So, Churches, good citizens, and NGOs because NAS is doing its part, should at this time help out these indigent students,” he said.
Mr. Taiwo Akinmoju, Principal Baptist High School, who appreciated the association for supporting the school with the set of computer and projector in 2021 charged parents to take care of their wards to become better citizens in the future.
Akinmoju called on other NGOs to emulate NAS by educating young ones on the importance of education saying a majority of parents were not aware of what education is all about rather busy with their businesses
“A lot of families cannot take care of their wards, that is why we have miscreants around and without education we are nothing because education is a power,” he said.
Miss Esther Adedeji, a student, who appreciated the state government for paying their WAEC fee appealed to the government to compensate and encourage teachers to impact more knowledge on them.
“I want the government to compensate teachers with a good welfare packaging so that it will encourage us (student) to become a teacher in the nearest future because most students don’t want to become teachers due to unfair treatment given to the teachers,” Adedeji said.
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