Educationist stresses importance of sound academic foundation

School-kk-CopyHead of School, City of Knowledge Academy (CKA), Ogun State, Ms. Abiola Lamikanra, has stressed the need for students to be exposed to the rudiments of sound knowledge acquisition early in life.

According to her, when students are exposed to essentials of learning early, they are armed with tools that would help them thrive in their endeavours and independently achieve set goals.

Addressing journalists recently during the school’s open day programme, Laminkara insisted that for young minds to succeed in contemporary world, they must be subjected to quality academic drillings.

She said it was in realisation of this fact that CKA carved a niche for itself as a benchmark institution for pre-varsity, citizenship education and talent development, and was doing everything possible to ensure that any child that passes through it must be made to “learn how to learn”.

Learning how to learn, she said, “Means that students must be made to look at everything critically. They must not just consume every information they are given; they have to task their brains, ask questions, be curious and make enquiries so that they can make informed choices and decisions that would guide them in life.

“And so, managers of education and all concerned must ensure that they deliver sound education to the Nigerian child so that together we can produce responsible, global-minded and culturally balanced individuals. These are our guiding principles.”

In pursuance of CKA set goals, Lamikanra said the school has invested hugely in the training of teachers and all staff to ensure optimal delivery of teaching and learning, which is technologically driven.

“The school’s virtual learning environment, where students can interact, is vibrant. We are now running a blended curriculum, as students now have enlarged classes because they have the whole of the censored world wide web to get information right in their classrooms,” she stated.

Laminkara continued, “Also, under the Personal, Social, Economic and Health Education (PSEHE), the students acquire life skills like time management and inter-personal skills. They are also taught entrepreneurship and they go for international exchange programmes for networking and knowledge transfer. Ours is to develop the academic potential and social awareness of each student under our tutelage.

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