Director of Goseld Nursery and Primary School, Lagos, Mrs. Kelicha Ochonogor, has canvassed more practicals and less theory in schools to address Nigeria’s falling education standard.
During a media chat she held alongside the institution’s administrator, Mrs. Omowunmi Efeveya, and supervisor, Mr. Adedipe John Ayodeji, Ochonogor noted that the one-month old learning centre was deploying inclusive education – a little of the British and Montessori curricula in an harmonised format.
She stressed that her organisation was more disposed to illustrations and demonstrations in imparting knowledge, adding that the pupils are engaged in entrepreneurship right from the pre-school level.
According to the author of 12 books, including Darling is not working, the citadel of learning, a product of an eight-year dream, is poised to build up a total child grounded in morality and spiritual uprightness.Asked why she ventured into setting up a school, the Master’s degree holder in Education Administration from Covenant University, Ogun State noted that the decision was informed by some noticeable lapses she termed ‘misbehaviours’ in the system.
The author noted that her writing centres on biblical disposition to key issues in the society. Ochonogor said government is out to partner the private sector in encouraging education nationwide hence the establishment of learning institutions is not captured in the Value Added Tax (VAT) net though taxable in other respects.
In his remarks, Ayodeji, while throwing more light on the proposed curriculum for the institution, clarified that it was going for a comparative one.By implication, he said the school was to holistically review various curricula vis-à-vis their strengths and weaknesses and eventually come up with something all-embracing.
He boasted that the institution was the best in the locality owing to its array of experienced teachers as well as a policy that prioritises the security and rights of the child.