The Redeemer TEAP School has called on the Federal Government and education stakeholders to join hands in fulfilling the goals and aspirations of the education sector through increasing budget.
Mr Dimeji Yusuf, Principal of the school made this known at the 2019/2020 Graduation Ceremony and Prize Giving Day of the School.
Yusuf said that it was critical for government and stakeholders to address the education budget so as to make provisions for more infrastructures towards a knowledge-driven economy.
” We need a big budget for the education sector and I believe the Federal Government is up to the task to fulfil that which has been the objectives of making the budget high for the development of the sector.
” I appeal to the Federal Government and all stakeholders to put in all efforts to make sure we get the budget so that what we are experiencing in some of the schools in the cases of not having enough facilities for teaching and teaching aids will be addressed.
” They need to follow up with the budget and make sure that all facilities for adequate learning are put in place for the progress of the nation,” he said.
Yusuf added that there was also need to address the security challenges especially in the education sector so that both students and teachers can be comfortable anywhere they found themselves either learning or teaching.
According to him, if the security of the education sector is put in place , there will be a good foundation of the education sector which the present generation and generation to come can enjoy.
He, therefore, advised the graduands to always aim high and give what it takes to soar higher in their education in years to come irrespective of the challenges encountered on the journey to greatness.
Similarly, Mrs Abigail Adeyemi, the Deputy Head Teacher of the school, charged the students to continue in the moral teachings passed unto them, while also calling for a better welfare package of teachers in private schools.
Also, Pastor Evaristus Azodoh, Zonal Pastor of the Redeemer TEAP, urged the students to make do with honesty, hardwork and integrity, saying this was the only channel to pursuing greater career in life.
Azodoh called on the students to ensure they focus and participate on rigourous study in order to breakthrough and achieve success in their future endeavours while also developing self discipline as well as establishing a robust relationships with their colleagues.
In the same vein, Mr Salihu Yahaya, Resident Consultant, Exam Ethics Marshall International (EEMI) lamented the occurrence of the COVID-19 pandemic saying this has slowed down the education of the children.
Yahaya said that in spite of the pandemic, it behoves the students to take advantage of the challenges and embrace the opportunities it brought through critical thinking in addressing national problems.
“In spite of the challenges, it is important we harness the opportunity of accessing ourselves on the areas we got it wrong and then drive for a positive change.
” Your survival in this area is where you depend on extra skills and this can only be driven by inner thoughts. So you must be ready to solve problems at all times.”
The school graduated a total of 134 students from the nursery section to the primary and secondary sections.
A total of 52 graduands from the nursery section, 33 from primary section, 39 from the Junior secondary school and 10 students from the senior secondary school were graduated from the various section of the school.