The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Standard Mandate International (SMI), Mr Nelson Ayodele has restated the commitment of his initiative towards improving and enhancing the standard of education in the country through the organization of seminars, workshops and conferences for all stakeholders in the sector.
He made this known while briefing newsmen on how far his outfit has gone in reshaping the face of education in the country shortly after clinching an award at this year’s annual banquet of the Lagos state chapter of the National Association of Proprietors of Private Schools (NAPPS) held at the Lagos state University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) sickle cell foundation hall, Idi-Araba, lagos recently.
Since its establishment, Ayodele noted that his organization has been fulfilling its objectives by organizing series of seminars, conferences and workshops for all stakeholders both in the public and private section of the education sector in bid to boost the quality of the sector and upgrade the standards of the schools especially in the area of human capacity building.
‘We have been running seminars and workshops on improving teaching in the classroom, boosting the administrative capacity of the schools proprietors and managers and on leadership in a bid to ensure that the quality and standard of education is raised at every level in the country. And since we started organizing the sensitizations, most members of NAPPS have confessed that the standard of education has been increasing continuously, he said.
Being aware that the shortage of infrastructures in schools was due to the financial limitations of their managers as there is no support for them from the government; Ayodele said that his organization has been providing the proprietors with creative ideas that will help them manage and improved on their existing structures.
‘We’ve been going round to most of the schools with limited infrastructure to advise them on infrastructural and operational upgrading, making sure that they all raise the standard of their school structures with the little they have since awareness is the beginning of all change’, he said.
He further urged the government to always organize training for the teachers as it is only continuous training and orientation that will effect the needed change in the education sector and also make manifest the continuous effort of the government towards boosting the standard of the sector. ‘The government should organize training for the teachers and take a cue from the giant measures that are yielding great results in the private schools’, he said.
He also enjoined the parents to be support the schools in the education of their wards as the teachers cannot do it alone without cooperation from the home.