Dr. Isola Salami, a lecturer at the University of Ibadan, South west Nigeria, has called on the Federal Government of Nigeria to pay more attention to elementary education by increasing investment in the sub-sector. Salami made this call during a briefing held at the Cedarville School, Oniyeye Estate, Ibadan on Wednesday.
He said, “Developed countries do not joke with education at the formative years. It is very important. Although it is expensive, it is the best. If you miss the right education at that level, it’s like getting the foundation of a house wrong. Basic education is the best and the most important part of education.”
Oh her part, the Director of Cedarville School, Eniola Bolorunduro, said there was a need to overhaul the educational facilities.
She said, “We can imbibe a lot of things from the advanced countries because we have the resources. Right here in Nigeria, we have talents. We have children who can do a lot of things, but there are no facilities on the ground for them. If the facilities are available our pupils will be able to compete anywhere in the world.”