A beauty expert and skincare producer, Folashade Omotoyinbo, says Nigerian education sector should be given the needed attention it deserves, “to better the lives of our children.”
Folashade stated this, in Lagos, Nigeria, while reacting to growing concerns on the conflict in schools resumption between school owners, academic staff, government and teachers.
Recall that there had been conflicting reports on the resumption date of Nigerian students owing to the second wave of Covid-19 pandemic until the Federal Government came out on Thursday, and announced Monday, January 18, 2021 as schools’ resumption date.
Folasade, who is the CEO of Posh Glow Skincare, said, “No society grows on a faulty educational system, and since students are eager to get back to the classrooms, all hands must be on deck, to ensure a stress-free academic process.”
According to her, it is only a functional educational system as being practiced in developed countries like the United Kingdom, whose quality is not tampered with, that can deliver the kind of best results Nigerian schoolchildren deserve.
“We believe that we could have a functional educational system like what is obtainable in the UK, if we are sincere with ourselves to make it work, as we know Nigeria also parades the best tutors and educational managers among colleagues spread all over the world.
“As a result, we owe our kids a better future. Nigeria is our country, so, we must get it on track and get it right, everything needed to make the education and learning process for our children easy must be provided to make it a crisis-free term and session for them,” the beauty expert said.
She also advised the government, school proprietors and education managers in both the public and private schools to ensure strict adherence to Covid-19 protocols, especially the use of masks, hand sanitizers and keeping of social distancing among the children and their teachers as the schools are about to resume.
“Now that the schools are resuming, the government should ensure its officers monitor the compliance with the Covid-19 protocols in both the public and private schools.
“School owners and education managers and teachers in various schools should also cooperate with government in ensuring that the students regularly wash their hands and avoid contacts with their nose, eyes and ears, they should also make provisions for thermometers and hand sanitizers, and make sure every child use his or her face mask well.
“It is very important that the children and their teachers comply with Covid-19 protocols so as to ensure that their is no outbreak of the pandemic in our schools, and when their is any suspected case, it should be promptly reported to the appropriate authorities,” Folasade added.