The Chairman of the Parents Teachers Association (PTA), Innovative Heritage Academy, Kabayi in Karu Local Government of Nasarawa State, Mr Christopher Akagbosu, has said that the Federal Government should be held responsible for the poor standard of the nation’s education system.
Akagbosu, who stated this during the maiden inter-house sports competition organised by the school, stressed that government has automatically turned deaf ears to the challenges facing public schools in the country.
The PTA chairman said there is need for all levels of governments to live up to their responsibilities by providing the required facilities in public schools, adding that “if you go to government schools today no classroom but money is allocated to manage the schools.”
On his part, the Director of the Academy, Mr. Godwin Oladejobi, maintained that poor standard in education is as a result of several factors which include inconsistent government policies at all levels.
He also blamed parents refusal or inability to pay the school fees of their children as at when due as well as the easy entrance and easy exist syndrome of teachers as problems affecting the nation’s education sector.
The former bank director appealed to government at all levels to always get input from the National Association of Proprietors of Private Schools (NAPPS) in enacting policies that have to do with education.
In his welcome address, the Principal of the school, Mr. Agbenin Joseph, expressed gratitude to God for the successful event, just as he stressed the importance of sport in youth development, especially in the areas of alertness of the body and attentiveness to studies.