For­mer ed­u­ca­tion min­is­ter task school on teach­ers wel­fare

Sunday Trust - - NEWS - By Mau­reen Onochie

For­mer Min­is­ter of Ed­u­ca­tion, Prof. Iy­orchia Ayu, has called on the man­age­ment of Lake­land In­ter­na­tional School to do its best in en­sur­ing that teach­ers are not owed salaries and their wel­fare pack­ages so that they can put in their best in im­pact­ing qual­ity knowl­edge on the chil­dren they teach.

Speak­ing yes­ter­day at the launch of Lake­land In­ter­na­tional School, Abuja, he tasked the man­age­ment that the struc­tural ed­i­fice of the school was not the ma­jor pri­or­ity in en­sur­ing qual­ity ed­u­ca­tion but that the mo­ti­va­tion and wel­fare given to teach­ers which will spur them to put in their best and de­liver qual­ity ser­vice. He lamented the de­cline of ed­u­ca­tion in the pub­lic sec­tor and hoped that it will be re­sus­ci­tated very soon, hence pri­vate schools should also do their best in com­ple­ment­ing the govern­ment’s ef­forts in the area of ed­u­ca­tion.

Ayu told the man­age­ment to unite the coun­try through ed­u­ca­tion by cre­at­ing pro­grammes that will en­cour­age the lit­tle ones to see them­selves as one.

On his part, for­mer deputy gov­er­nor of Kogi State, Yomi Awoniyi, said stake­hold­ers must share the blame for the de­cline in the ed­u­ca­tion sys­tem in Nige­ria.

Pro­pri­etor of the school, Mr. Christo­pher Osarumwense, said the school was cre­ated to im­pact global and qual­ity in­ter­na­tional ed­u­ca­tion stan­dards to the chil­dren and so­ci­ety.

He said that the as­pect of staff wel­fare and salaries was prop­erly sorted out while cre­at­ing the poli­cies gov­ern­ing the school.

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