By Nnamdi Ojiego
The Vice Principal (Academics) of Loral International Secondary Schools, Festac, Lagos, Mr Clement Ogunseye has advised the students of the school to make good use of the computers and internet facilities provided for them in the school to improve on their academic performances.
He said learning has been made easy nowadays following the availability of internet and other Information and Communications Technology, ICT, in most schools. According to him, it has become necessary to educate students on how they could use the internet for positive learnings, as the same internet could also be used for nefarious activities.
Mr Ogunseye, who was speaking during the occasion of ‘Rewarding Academic Excellence/ Induction of exceptional students into the Platinum Club of the School, stressed that for students to use the internet positively, somebody must guide them. He said; “In the school setting, we have our ICT centre including cyber café. We are also aware of disadvantages of these facilities. That is why we have teachers who are in charge of the centre to guide and monitor what the students are doing. There are certain pages and website that we do not allow them to visit”.
The senior teacher however, urged the students to avail themselves of the numerous opportunities provided by the modern learning facilities in the school, and to emulate their counterparts in countries like Japan, Germany and United States who are making positive contributions to their society, saying “those are the kind of people they should be interacting with in the net, not those using the avenue for immoral things.”
Meanwhile, the Primary and Nursery School of Loral also held their Arts and Science Week/ Exhibition, recently. According to the organisers, the aim of the event include to expose the pupils to the relevance of arts and science, to match theory with practicals and appreciate their abilities. The organisers were of the opinion that most people do not appreciate art and craft works and as a result, have put the exhibition together to showcase to the whole world the artistic and scientific abilities and skills of their students.
The Assistant Co-curricular Coordinator of the school, Mrs IZI Ekpe, described the exhibition as learning with fun.