By Alade Aromashodu
Standard education in Nigeria has been highly rated and well-improved, measuring globally and even better than some developed countries.
The Director of Fastrack International School, Mrs. Adesua Obaseki said thisÂ at the 2nd Intra-House Sports Festival of her school in Lagos.
Adesua stressed that Lagos standard of education has tremendously improved adding that â€œpublic schools are even improved than it used to be.â€
â€œBefore we looked at public schools as itâ€™s just being there, but now dividend of democracy has really manifested in them,â€ Obaseki said.
In her reference, Adesua reiterated that missionaries have really done well on education particularly Lagos State as she noted that theÂ governmentÂ jerked up the standard towards achieving sanity in the sector.
â€œStandard of Education has improved tremendously because we have people that have been operating in that area so the expectationsÂ are being met, the awareness is there, people are cautious of it and have worked towards the achievement.
â€œWe can measure up globally and even do better than some developed countries,â€ Obaseki added.
Fastrack which was conceptualised 12 years ago was established in 2003 with eight pupils and seven staffers, the director inclusive, still remain a small size school offering a high degree of personalised service to pupils while also creating premium value.
Her words: â€œWe continue to maintain our full time in-house special needs and diction teaching. FastrackÂ International School today has the best pupil-teacher ratio around. As a result of this low pupil-teacher ratio, we are able to fully attend to each child to bring out the best in them.
â€œFastrack as the name implies means setting the pace and keeping the pace. When you take closer look at the name, you see that the â€˜Fastâ€™ and â€˜Trackâ€™ have a common â€˜Tâ€™ meaning a strong synergy of both words. In order words, it means keeping you ahead of your peers; that is being in a leadership position. By the special grace of God, we have been able to achieve and maintain the position of leadership within this very short period.
â€œOur noble Fastrack curriculum and total child concept help us to train pupils to be well balanced spiritually, morally, mentally, socially and physically. We shall continue to recognise and place emphasis in sports, music, arts and foreign language knowing same as being the keys to bringing out the innate potentials of every child, Obaseki enumerated.
In his own submission, the Onilado of Ilado, Alayeluwa Oba Mobadenle Obalade Oyekan, Esimikan II, said that noted that children are leaders of tomorrow and should be given every opportunity to expand themselves into their true future characters, as one of todayâ€™s leaders, I have an idea what brings forth character and depth.
He opined further that not just academics that form a child into a leader but also influence from peers, family and society. In this regard, the monarch added that he will do all in his power to contribute to the intellectual, moral, and social advancement of â€˜Red Houseâ€™ in particular and the school in general.