OMU-ARAN – Oba Daniel Dada, the Proprietor, God’s Grace International College, Omu-Aran, Kwara, has canvassed effective synergy between government and private school owners to improve the education sector. Dada made the call on Wednesday during the school 1st Speech and Prize-Giving Day held at Concordia Faith International Nursery and Primary School ground, Omu-Aran, also owned by Dada. The proprietor, who is also the traditional ruler of Egosi-Ile in Oke-Ero Local Government Area of Kwara, said such collaboration would assist to achieve the desired transformation in the sector.
He noted that since both government and private school owners were working to achieve the same purpose of raising the standard of education, there was need for an effective synergy for better results.
“We know it is not possible for government to single handedly fund the education with other important sectors of the nation’s economy begging for adequate attention.
“It is therefore imperative for government not to see owners of private schools as competitors but as partners in progress in the aggressive effort to transform the education sector.[eap_ad_1]
“That is why there must be an effective synergy between the private school owners and government to play specific roles in order to collectively move the sector forward,” Dada said.
He urged government to extend those benefits and assistance already at the disposal of public schools to private schools to aid the overall development of the sector.
Mr Bidemi Olawuyi, the Principal of Omu-Aran High School and chairman on the occasion, urged parents to keep close watch on the activities of their wards.
“While it is the duty of teachers to impact knowledge on the students in the school, parents also have the responsibility of monitoring their activities at home for better performance,” he said.
No fewer than 64 graduated from Concordia Faith International Nursery and Primary School, and 39 students from God’s Grace International College.
The highlight of the occasion was the presentation of prizes and awards to some students, who excelled in their various subjects. (NAN)[eap_ad_4]