Private schools must improve their quality of education – Comrade Destiny Oghayerio Enabulele

Proprietors of private primary schools in Ovia South-West local
government area have been changed to to improve to improve the
quality of education they impart to the children in the LGA.
The Executive Chairman of LGA, Comrade Destiny Oghayerio
Enabulele, gave the charge on Thursday, during a meeting with the
proprietors and other stakeholders in the education sector of the
LGA.
Present at the meeting were the the Chief Inspector of Education in
the LGA, Mrs. Gladys Fred-Osunde, the Education Secretary of the
local government area, Mrs. Ifueko Aiguobarueghian and owners
of 18 of the 24 registered private primary schools in the LGA.
“The reason for this meeting is not to witch-hunt anybody. The
purpose is to appeal to your inner mind to do the needful, because,
at that level, you are grooming the future of this country. Any
defect at that level cannot be corrected at the university or
anywhere.
“Why we decided to pick interest in the education of our citizens is
because our success as a local government depends on the quality
of the citizens we produce. If we have a vibrant and informed
citizenry, we will produce a vibrant and informed local
government.
“We want to create the enabling environment for us to have more
private schools. Let us know your challenges, we will look at it and
see how we could intervene, so that you could strive to make an
impact
“We will colaborate with the ministry of education and the local
education board to see how we can revive extra curricular
activities, in the areas of inter-school debate, essay writing and
quiz competitions,” Enabulele said.
He bemoaned the situation whereby primary school pupils are
already involved in cultism.
The Chief Inspector of Education in the LGA, Mrs. Gladys Fred-
Osunde, gave assurances of her willingness to cooperate with all
stakeholders to revamp education in the LGA.
“I assure you that we will work together, since you have the vision,
to bring back extra curricular activities, to bring back old values
again,” Fred-Osunde assured.
On her part, the Education Secretary of the local government area,
Mrs. Ifueko Aiguobarueghian, lammented the many unregistered
private schools operating in the area, adding that some of the
proprietors of such schools do threaten her staff for daring to
complain about the state of their schools.
“Whenever I go on monitoring and supervision, I see so many
unregistered private in mushroom buildings like poultry,” she
lammented.
Also speaking, Mr. Ofurie Godson, the proprietor of Gilgal
Education Centre, Iguobazuwa, described the meeting as a “sooting
balm” to the nerves of the private school owners, adding that it
would motivate them to do better.
“We are also poised to ensure that we do the local government
proud and we will also take the charge given to us by the Chairman
seriously, to improve the quality of education in the local
government area,” he said.
The Supervisor for Education, Miss Tessy Omoyemwen Ekhator,
disclosed that the Council has concluded arrangements to
commence monitoring of the over 30 private primary schools
operating in the LGA.
A committee to be chaired by the Vice Chairman of the Council,
Hon. Hon Fred Aimienwanwu, was set up to investigate a private
school currently operating at Udo in a very dangerous
environment.
Also present at the meeting were Mr. Monday Osagunmwenwan
who tutored Comrade Enabulele in primary 4 at Ozolua Model
Primary School, Iguobazuwa, and Rev. Olubiyi Oluwajuoshin, who
also tutored the wife of the Council boss from JESS 1 through SS
3, but are both private school owners today.
Highlight of the meeting was the presentation of Solomon Wisdom,
an SS 2 student of Gilgal Education Centre, Iguobazuwa, who won
a trophy and a medal after coming 3rd in the essay writing
competition organised by the State to mark this year’s Children
Day celebration.
Enabulele said the performance of Wisdom “has made us proud,
that is to tell you there is hope,” just as he announced a full
scholarship for the victorious student for his SS 3.
A meeting with head teachers of all primary schools in the LGA
with the Council boss has been scheduled to hold next week.

4 Comments

  1. Good update

  2. Ok good

  3. hmm

  4. Ok

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