Concerned by the bad state of educational facilities in schools, the alumni members of the CMS Grammar School, Bariga, Lagos, have called on the Federal Government to address and ensure the implementation of the recently approved minimum wage by all states, to create a favourable environment for students to learn.
Speaking with pressmen ahead of the 160th founder’s day of the high school, the chairman of the anniversary committee, Dedapo Fashanu stated that the government must show more commitment to the education of the youth who are the leaders of tomorrow.
The committee chairman said pressing issues affecting the education sector should be urgently addressed to prevent industrial action, which may disrupt learning.
He lamented about the overcrowded public schools and called on the government to address the issue.
Using CMS Grammar School as a role model, he said, “We treat our teachers well as well as train them yearly. A large amount of money is constantly allocated for this purpose and it is sponsored by the Old Grammarians’ Society (OGS), old boys of the school.
“We reward best teachers yealy with a cash prize of 1.5 million and give all teachers gifts during festive periods. The standard of the school is way higher than what is found in most schools in the state.”
The Principal of the school, Sunday Sofekun said the school has prioritize safety of its students by putting in place adequate security measures.
He also stated that on a regular basis, successful members of the OGS are called upon to educate the students as well as guide them in their areas of studies and aspirations. He hailed the alumni body for their constant support to the school.
Rev. Thomas Babington Macaulay, a foremost nationalist founded CMS Grammar School on the 6th of June 1859.