LAGOS – The Principal of King’s College, Lagos, Mr Oladele Olapeju, on Tuesday called for the inclusion of qualified personnel to handle the new curriculum on trade subjects in Unity Schools in Nigeria.
Olapeju told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that the objectives of the trade curriculum would not be fully realised without qualified teaching personnel.
He said that despite the recruitment of new teachers by the Federal Government, manpower shortage still existed in the schools in English, Mathematics, Sciences, Technical and Entrepreneurial subjects.
“I will like to, however, commend the President Goodluck Jonathan-led administration’s efforts at deploying all available resources to transform the education sector.
“We have seen the change this has brought to the sector, especially our Unity Colleges across board.[eap_ad_2]
“As much as we welcome fresh initiatives by government to drive academic excellence and to encourage entrepreneurial development among our students, there is need to equally put matching infrastructure on ground.
“This will ensure that the student will come out an all-round person fully equipped and ready to face the challenges of life at any given situation,’’ he said. Olapeju said the inclusion of such professionals in the execution of the trade curriculum would enhance national development and enable students to compete favourably with their peers globally.
He said that principals of Unity Colleges in the South-West had resolved recently, at a four-day retreat in Ekiti, to provide quality education to youths to enhance national unity and excellence. (NAN)[eap_ad_3]