Lagos commended on educational investment
The Director of Royal Group of Schools, Pastor Christian Eshemerem Ekeh, has commended the Lagos State Government for partnering effectively the private and public educational sector.
He called on the Federal Government and other state governments to emulate Fashola’s administration by investing more in education so that the cost of education will not be beyond the reach of average Nigerians.
Pastor Ekeh, who said this at the 27th graduation/prize-giving ceremony of Royal Kriston School, AIT Road, Alagbado, Lagos, noted that the school, which started with three pupils on September 1987, has significantly grown, recording an unprecedented rise in both population and infrastructure.
In his words, “Today by the grace of God, Royal School is a household name with six branches located all over Lagos State”.
He said the mission of the Royal Kriston School “is to mould and raise “royal stars” by providing education to humanity in respective of tribe, religion and cultural background and to be a reference point for academic excellence.
Itemising the achievements of the school, Pastor Ekeh said in 2013, the school emerged as the overall best school in a keenly contested zonal international quiz competition in Lagos State.
“We also came first in the 2013 Interschool Debate Competition organized by NYSC/EFCC Community Development Group, while two of our students won the Best School Awards organized by MTN and Chevron”, he said.
He advised parents to see the task of giving qualitative education to their children an important one, adding that: “We should be highly committed to our duty of giving them not only quality education, but also proper moral upbringing which will make them better leaders of tomorrow”.
The chairperson of the Parent Teachers Association, Alagbado, Mrs. Ojeniyi Olusayo, commended the management and staff of the school for their efforts on the overall development of the students.
She praised the teachers for instilling spirit of hardwork and discipline which are paying off and resulting in the students coming out with outstanding results in their academics and improvement of their morals.