A lecturer from the University of Lagos (UNILAG) has called on multinationals and corporations across Nigeria to adopt public schools operating within their environment to facelift public education and improve its standard to global level.
The lecturer, Dr. Jacob Adeyanju of the Department of Educational Administration of UNILAG, made the call at the official launch and maiden edition of the Julienne school support foundation in Ogun Sate.
Adeyanju, while speaking at the event which was themed ‘Teach for change: Teachers, the change makers’, stated that the responsiblility of funding public education cannot be left for the government alone, hence all hands mst be on deck to achieve the desired change.
The university Don suggested that government could bring this idea on board through policy formulation and planning that would accommodate the entire process and shape involved in the interest of the Nigerian child.
“If you allow companies to adopt schools and make them come to the government’s rescue, the image of the schools will be lifted. If you say that you are not bothered about what goes on in the public schools, their products will become your staff tomorrow, and when they are good enough, if affects their input in any organisation they find themselves.
Mrs. Modupe Ogundimu, founder and convener of the programme, made it known that the conference was to create awareness for many teachers on what has changed in their careers, adding that no teacher should be left behind in the changes that came with the 21st century.