Professor Kayode Oyesiku has affirmed the need for Government policy to be changed towards the development of education in Nigeria.
Prof. Oyesiku, who was speaking through Venerable Sola Ajayi, made this known during the International Press Conference Towards BBHS, Abeokuta Centennial Anniversary, on Thursday, 2nd of June, 2022.
The Baptist Boys High School, Abeokuta, one of the oldest Secondary Schools in Nigeria would turn a century old by January 23, next year.
The first TASUED Vice Chancellor stated that, Old Students Association of various schools in Nigeria had continued to perform exceedingly well in the development of their Almamater.
The Professor reiterated that, if the Government could join hands with various schools’ Old Students Associations in facilitating more academic virtues in their respective Almamater, it would add more value to the growth of educational sector of the country.
He added that, he wouldn’t agree or disagree on the idea that Government should hand over various schools to their Old Students Associations.
Rather, he would encourage, joint responsibility to further sustain the peculiarities in the nation’s educational system.
Following the recent heinous activities happening among students in various schools, Prof. Oyesiku noted that, Government needed to establish a monitoring body that, would specialise in instilling discipline and fishing out suspicious activities within various schools’ premises, which would be back up by constitution.
He also called on the Government to ensure more construction of class rooms and provision of educational materials.
According to him, many roads connected to some schools were damaged and needed to be made motorable, which would also help pupils and teachers to be punctual, regular and find it accessible to their respective schools
The emeritus educational lecturer disclosed that, Baptist Boys High School’s Old Boys Association had spent up to 2 billion in the development of their Alma mater and still continues but Government needed to work collectively with Old Students of various schools in the country.