Educationist tasks stakeholders on funding
By Fatima Muraina
An educationist and Principal of St Thomas’ Anglican Comprehensive High School, Akure, Mrs Bimbo Isatayo has tasked Stakeholders on the need to join in the funding of education to better the lives of Nigerian students.
Mrs Isatayo spoke in an interview with The Hope, in Akure, the Ondo State capital.
Isatayo said issues of sponsoring education cannot be managed only by the government and parents, but also requires assistance of Institutions, Non Governmental Organisations (NGOs) and Philanthropists .
She noted that stakeholders can assist in areas of infrastructural development of schools as well as supplying instructional materials to ease development of education and enhance performances of the students in external examinations
Her words: ” With the current economy, these cannot be achieved by the government and parents alone, because some parents are so poor that they cannot pay the little developmental levy they are supposed to pay to the school, we need agencies to assist in many other areas”.
She also noted the important role parents need to play in areas of getting necessary textbooks, ensuring proper dressings and monitoring of the students to ensure that they attend school punctually and not leave educational development to the government and teachers alone.
She applauded the Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu for prompt payment of teachers salaries which she said encouraged the teachers to be more responsible to their duties.
While imploring students to be more studious and be good ambassadors of their schools, she appreciated the donor NGO which gave 30 bicycles to outstanding students whose homes were far from the school to ease their transportation problem.