…Calls for quick stakeholders intervention to safe the future of our today’s leaders
Until now one will think it was success adegor’s “them go flog flog tire” Primary school was the only eyesore in Nigeria. However, a visit to Agboyi Ketu Lcda under Kosofe Local Government , area of Lagos state by a concerned citizen revealed other worst form of primary school in Kosofe in the centre of excellence.
The state of 42 primary schools in Kosofe federal constituency on several occasions has been brought to the front burner by kosofe Post for the affected local councils , Local Government education authority in the best possible manner as call for action.
Blessed citizens , corporate organizations are enjoined to visit the schools based on our preliminary findings and support them generously.
Both the Lagos East ,Senator Bayo Osinowo, who earlier volunteered to forfeit his 4 years salary, not allowance to Lagos east constituents and Congressman, representing Kosofe Federal constituency, Hon. Rotimi Agunsoye were earlier advised through reports to identify some of the schools and shortlist them as constituency projects to save the future of our children and unborn generations.
The concerned Concerned Citizen Babatunde Afonrinwo’s narrating his experience tagged “RANT 101” said:
Babatunde said ” So I had the privilege of visiting my Alma Mata today, the Primary School I attended upon my return to Lagos in 1990. To say I spent six amazing years in this Primary school is a big shame. This is the school that serves as an Alma Mata to many of us in Ketu. This school is our pride!
“I have asked questions without an answer, who is responsible for the progressive state of our schools? The State Government or the local government? And to say that the school was named after one of the Founding Fathers of The Apostolic Church, it saddens my heart sincerely.
“Here is Pastor-Adegboyega Memorial Pry Sch in Agboyi-Ketu. During my discussion with the school HeadTeacher, she narrated how much they’ve tried to get the attention of the government to no avail. It is quite terrible seeing our young leaders reading in such a depilated state, this for me is an embarrassment to education in Lagos State.
“While I use this medium to challenge all my friends whom we graduated here over 20 years ago and those ahead of us since the establishment of the school in 1980, I also want to use this medium to call the attention of the Councillor of Ward A in Agboyi-Ketu where this school is situated, the person of Hon. Adeleke Adewusi and the executive Chairman of our Local Council Development Area, in the person of Hon. Mayor Dele Oshinowo to please come to the aide of this school which needs an urgent attention before school resumes in September.
“Lastly, I also need to point accusing fingers to the Leadership of The Apostolic Church, Oloruda LAWNA territory for abandoning this school that bears the name of one of their past leaders. And to say that the church uses this school as one of their hostels during their annual LAWNA convention is a BIG SHAME!
A nation that devalues education can never progress!
“This school doesn’t befit a citadel of learning for any reason, even animals shouldn’t be permitted to have such a terrible place as their pen talk less of our children learning in this environment, Babatunde ranted.
He must be commended for the spirit of see something, say something and do something” while others remains blind and deaf to the bad development and failure to draw government, private citizens and organizations attention when necessary for quick intervention.
Nevertheless, while pointing out government negligence we must report the observed progress government made in education despite no invitation extended to community media on their policy, programmes and project execution and implementation for monitoring.
In the affected local council with about 18 public schools a new block of classroom was constructed, bursary was given 1000 to the indigent students, GCE forms, scholarship based on our few observations. However, a whole lot more still need to be done by all stakeholders.
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