THE little beginning of A Prince With God Nursery and Primary School, Mushin, Lagos was re-echoed recently, as the school commemorates its 30 years of establishment.
Established in 1986 in the form of a lesson class with 101 pupils, despite series of challenges, the school has grown over the years, with a population of about 300 pupils presently.
The Proprietor of the school, Pastor Jacob Oku-Pevi, who went down memory lane, said over the years, the school has made significant progress, winning awards and laurels of different types. He said the school has been recording good grades in all its external examinations.
“We are not producing failure, our pupils are better than their peers. I am always happy, when I see my students in key positions. Some of them are in the banking sector, in businesses and other areas. It makes me feel fulfilled seeing some of them that had passed out bringing their children here. Parents’ testimonies towards the school are encouraging, which always make me happy.
“We have a secondary school, Prince Heirs College in Mushin/Surulere, established 11 years ago, and in the next five years, I wish to have another location to expand the scope of this school,” he said.
Oku-Pevi spoke on the need for all stakeholders in the education sector to get re-orientated, in order to reposition the sector from its present state.
“The major problems facing education are from students that do not want to burn candles anymore, teachers who are no more committed to their work and parents that would always want to cut corners.
“Some teachers and proprietors make matter worse by involving in examination malpractices. Until all the stakeholders realise their errors, we cannot move the nation forward,” he said.
He appealed to President Buhari to make the necessary changes to transform the sector, adding that he should seek the advice of experts and learn from past mistakes to reposition the sector.
“More attention should be paid to education and more provision made for the sector in the annual budget. Also, the discrimination between polytechnic and university graduates should be removed for the betterment of all.”