Vanguard (Lagos)

Nigeria: Hallmark School's Director Charges Proprietors On Necessary Qualifications

Still looking for the best in our education sector, the Director of Hallmark Nursery and Primary School, Agidingbi, Lagos, Mrs Meg Nwobia has urged would be proprietors and school owners to acquire the necessary qualifications before venture into school business as it got to do with the future of our children.

Speaking at a press conference to mark the 10th anniversary of the school, Nwobia noted that for a person to talk about owning a school such must have a passion for children which will drive the vision in him to work with children. Asides, she added that such a person must be someone who must have studied education and have taught for a minimum of ten years. According to her, this will enable him to know and understands what happens in the classrooms. He must have over the years gathered experience of how to deal with parents, children and teachers. Moreover, she said: "A Proprietor must get a good building conducive for learning and a place where children can run around.

Nwobia who disclosed that Hallmark school which started in October 2002 with a population of 39 pupils, 7 teachers and 3 assistants is modeled after Lea Valley School Haringey in North London, adding, "Hallmark today occupies a front-line position in the education sector in Nigeria as it has become an epitome of what a modern and model nursery and primary school in Nigeria."

However, in commemoration of the 10th anniversary, the Governing Board of Hallmark School has lined up a programme of exciting and interactive events such as a Book Fair, Dance Competition, Science Fair, Art Exhibition, Fashion Parade, Debate and lots more. According to her , the climax of the Anniversary celebrations will be a Dinner for Parents and other important stakeholders scheduled for 16th December, 2012.

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