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REASON(S) FOR EMERGENCE OF EDUPEDIA ASSOCIATES
1.Today, we educators must come to terms with the realities of our info-tech age. The methods used in the past to educate us are in the main not relevant to our children.
2.There are too many distractions calling for their attention within the limited time available for studies.
8.For almost 25 yrs we have actively emphasized remedial education for thousands of secondary school students through our PASS TUTORIAL COLLEGE which started in Festac, Lagos in 1988…from-our-archives
9.We have operated and actively promoted regular schooling by interacting closely with students of our private schools (ODUMOSU GROUP OF SCHOOLS-MASON FOUNDATION SCHOOL/MASON COLLEGE/MASON SIXTH FORM COLLEGE). Their pictures and those of their tutors are sufficiently evident on all our blogs today. And the blog for which this post was originally made is specially dedicated to our old students and tutors as shall be properly introduced/indicated in our next post.
10. We have also been appointed to serve on rescue teams/missions for public secondary schools such as Festac Girls High School and the Education Foundation Board of 17 public primary schools in ONIGBONGBO LCDA, Lagos state. We have also conducted Jamb techniques clinics/seminars for students located at three different LGAS/LCDAS within Lagos state.
11.Along the line we also got involved in “training the trainers” seminars and conferences.
12.We have been guest speakers at valedictory ceremonies of schools such as LIGHTHOUSE SECONDARY SCHOOL IKORODU.
13.Generally speaking, have been praised SEVERALLY for qualitative contribution to students’ education and we in turn have continued to strive at making our impact felt wherever invited.
14.As far back as 2006, we reviewed the state of things in public schools in Nigeria generally and sent a detailed write up on what needed to be done to the then Honorable Minister of Education Mrs Ezekwesili. She replied almost immediately thanking and promising to get us more involved in future. But she had to return shortly thereafter to the World Bank.
15We also sent the same write-up to the two houses of the National Assembly and all education parastatals and linkages attached to the Federal Ministry of Education in Abuja.
16.Same to Ministries of Education for each state through their liaison offices in Abuja and eventually got invited for more “exploratory discussions” by states such as Ogun, Plateau, Imo and Cross Rivers.
17.In the past few years we have concentrated on Ekiti state where our alma mater Christ’s School Ado- Ekiti is located.We have also covered Oyo and Ogun states to some extent with education-related visits.
18. But what are we doing today to help ameliorate some of the problems of the Nigerian secondary school students? Please see our next post for these.