SOME BACKGROUND AND A BIT OF HISTORY LEADING TO THE CREATION OF EDUPEDIA ASSOCIATES.

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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.

3.Unfortunately many students are often mistakenly labeled as lazy or lacking needed concentration!
4.But by the time you take out school hours, class assignments, home chores, family socials and commitments, Premier/ Champions Leagues, Facebook/Twitters, Ipod/Ipad, Big Brother, Naija sings, Naija/American idols,  X-Factor, Bachelor/Bachelorette, hand-held phones and web roaming one is left to ponder when these children can read seriously or ever take their  studies seriously!
5.Above all, we know they have different abilities and competencies. Don’t we?
6.Unfortunately many parents are under the illusion that sending children to boarding houses will limit students’ propensities for some of these time-eaters . What  they seem to  forget is that the old dedicated boarding housemasters they knew in their days at school have faded away and that only a few of those left can be compared with the old masters. These days we have those who want  bribed by parents for “taking care of their children” or “for organizing extra classes” for them.
7.So what needs to be done? And what can realistically be done?
THIS IS WHERE EDUPEDIA ASSOCIATES COMES IN!
WHAT WE HAVE DONE SO FAR

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

SOME BACKGROUND AND A BIT OF HISTORY LEADING TO THE CREATION OF EDUPEDIA ASSOCIATES.

…our schools turned out many intelligent and well-groomed students…

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 And the blog for which this post was originally made is specially dedicated to our old students and tutors as shall be properly introduced/indicated in our next post.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.

Thank you.

 

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