The Principal, Babcock University Schools, Ogba, Lagos, Mr. Gabriel Fasanu, has urged parents to enrol their children in schools that focus on academic excellence and good moral upbringing.
He also blamed the existence of mushroom schools as well as special centres on the fallen standard of education in the country.
Fasanu said this during the centenary celebration programme organised by the school to mark the 100 years of Seventh-day Adventist Church in Nigeria.
The church owns and runs Babcock University, Babcock University High School, and Babcock University Schools, Ogba.
Fasanu, while urging parents to patronise faith-based schools, noted that such institutions give priority to merit and provide quality education.
He said, “Faith-based schools such as the Babcock University Schools and other similar schools where admission and promotion are based purely on merit, are good places for academic excellence. They also do not allow examination malpractice and other vices.”
According to him, these attributes are the elixirs that enable pupils in such religious institutions to excel, not just in academics but also in life.
Commending the church for its contributions to the development of the nation’s education, Fasanu added that it also established the School of Nursing, Ile-Ife; Clifford University, Adventist Secondary Technical College both at Owerrinta in Abia State; and the Adventist Grammar School, Ede, Osun State.
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