Stakeholders warn against politicising education
• Bishop urges FG to train CRK teachers
The President of the National Association of Proprietors of Private Schools (NAPPS), Samira Jibril has warned against politicising the education sector. Jibril, who is the Director of Glinsten international Academy, gave the caution in Abuja at the sixth graduation of the school.
He said education is the bedrock of development, saying: “People in control of the educational system must leave out politics and bias. All relevant stakeholders must be brought on board for decision-making, strategy and implementation to take the sector to the next level.”
The president added that government must collaborate with the private school owners to maintain a balance across board.He solicited quality education for Nigerian children, adding that that if the country must diversify from oil, the education sector must also be diversified from seeking white-collar jobs, to producing entrepreneurs with skills.
According to the Principal, Mr. Mike Salazar, the graduating class of 2016/2017 had the highest WAEC score in the history of the school, while one of the students scored 297 in the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB
Meanwhile, the Anglican Bishop of the Diocess of Kubwa,Rev. Duke Akamisoko has urged the Federal Government to begin the training of teachers of Christian Religious Knowledge (CRK) to revive the subject among school children.
The bishop, who is the former National Treasurer of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) made the plea at the ninth graduation and award day of the Africa International College (AIC), Abuja.
The Minister of State Trade and Investment, Aisha Abubakar, explained that with the diversification of the economy, there is need to train children in entrepreneurship programmes.Jibril explained that photography, block making, engineering and robot engineering are being taught in the school.
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