…Says ‘FG should compel children of public officials to study in Nigeria’
The 40th Miss Nigeria, Chioma Obiadi, has cried out over the poor funding of government owned schools in Nigeria with particular reference to the Nnamdi Azikwe University (UNIZIK) where she currently studies.
The beauty queen also advised the Federal Government to compel public office holders to ensure their children attend schools in Nigeria.
Ms. Obiadi told the newsmen in Lagos when she led the Miss Nigeria Organisation on a visit that such a policy would reduce the decadence in the nation’s educational sector.
She said that when children of public and political office holders attend schools in the country, they would be able to feed their parents back on whether such schools were experiencing deficit in teaching and learning infrastructure or adequately equipped with modern teaching aids.
The beauty queen advised that the federal government should formulate a policy that would ban government officials from sending their children abroad for study.
“If this law is enacted, it will have a profound effect in terms of development in our educational sector.
“Top government officials send their children abroad to get educated because those schools are well equipped and parade high standard of education.
“If such Nigerians send their children abroad, then they will be less concerned about whatever is going on in the educational sector in the country since they are not directly affected.
“However, if their children attend Nigerian schools, they will be concerned with the standard of education and make efforts to improve it,” she said.
The reigning queen said that she was concerned with the need to have improved teaching and learning infrastructure in schools across the country.
She said that the meteorological station of the Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra, where she is a student at present was suffering from deficit in infrastructure.
“I am a…