March 22, 2013 by Akinwale Aboluwade, Ibadan
National President, Ibadan Grammar School, Prof. Charles Aworh, has said
the standard of education will continue to fall until schools are
returned to missionaries.
Aworh said this on Thursday during a
press conference marking the centenary anniversary of Ibadan Grammar
School at the school auditorium.
He noted that the last 40 years had witnessed continuous decline in infrastructure, teaching and learning environment.
He stressed, "The takeover of schools by
government and the resultant problems of poor funding and retrogressive
government policies are inimical to the delivery of quality education.”
He said if schools were returned to the
original owners, it would not only address the problem of decay in
education but would also ensure sustainability.
Aworh said IGS was founded in 1913 as a Christian School in the best tradition of the Anglican Church.
He explained that the institution, in the
100 years of its existence, contributed to manpower development more
than any other secondary school.
He said, "The old students are determined
to reverse the trend of decay in our school and restore the years that
the locust had eaten.
"We have also embarked on an ambitious
school development initiative, including major infrastructural
development projects aimed at producing an environment conducive for
teaching and learning.”
Activities lined up for the celebration are a visit to orphanage homes, anniversary lecture, Jumat service at the Central Mosque and Centenary Commencement Service at the school hall, among others