Ahead of the scheduled resumption of unity schools across the country early next week, parents have been urged to complement ongoing efforts of government at making quality education accessible to all Nigerian children.
This was the key message of the members of the Parents – Teachers’ Association, PTA, of the Federal Science and Technical College, Orozo, Abuja led by its Chairman, Peter Oriaran on a courtesy visit to the management of the school yesterday.
The Association expressed its willingness to further make valuable contribution towards meeting the infrastructural needs of the institution, adding that only collaborative efforts between government and parents could yield positive results in improving standards of education in the country.
They also observed that with the current paucity of funds affecting government institutions worldwide, efforts to formally prepare the future generations of Nigerians to become global citizens should not be left in the hands of either state or federal governments alone.
“Wealthy individuals, corporate bodies and other private citizens especially those who are parents should device voluntary approaches to assisting governments at various levels in alleviating financial challenges of running these institutions.
“We as parents of the students attending this college strongly believe in assisting the federal government which owns it in carrying a fraction of the financial responsibilities of running the institution,” Oriaran said.
The association is currently renovating of students’ hostels, carrying out construction of a school clinic, and reticulation of water from the African Development Bank, AfDB – funded boreholes to the girls’ hostel which the Chairman said had no water for years.