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By Moses Mark

Chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria Plateau State Chapter Rev. Fr. Polycarp Lubo has assured of CAN’s support to Christians schools in the state.

He said a standing committee on education would be set up by CAN in the State to assist Christian/Mission schools deliver on the mandate of quality and moral education to Christian children and appealed to government render assistance to mission schools through grant/aid to enable them cope with the negative impacts of COVID19.

Rev. Fr. Lubo stated this in Jos at the weekend when President, Association of Christian Schools in Nigeria, ACSN, Dr Ekaette Ettang, visited the Plateau State Chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN while on a mobilization and advocacy.

He applauded the Association of Christian schools drive improving the standard of education especially among Christian schools.

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The CAN chairman called for more teachings especially on morals and expressed regret that some teachers are laying emphasis on renumeration rather than having passion for teaching.

President, Association of Christian Schools in Nigeria, ACSN, Dr Ekaette Ettang said the reason for the advocacy visit to CAN was to unite the church to take education as a very serious kingdom matter, nothing that education system in the country is going through series of trials and errors.

Dr. Ettang said the time is now for all Christians to wake up and salvage the education sector from total collapse, stressing the visit was to foster mutual understanding on improving standard of education in the country.

She noted that the Association is worried by the dwindling standard of education in the country, and calling on especially Christian/Mission schools to reflect on the ideals of the founding fathers of such schools, the standard they set and work to ensure this generation benefit from the sound education which will mould their character and make them useful citizens in the society.

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She maintain that conscious giving of sound Christian and moral education to young people would raise godly generations who would transform the country through effective administrative and corporate governance structure.

Her words, “The missionaries made sacrifice and set educational standard that mould our lives. It is time for the Church to boost the educational system, missionary schools should not allow education to collapse. We must make sure that we produce products that will stand the test of time. In every system there is a product and we are asking ourselves now what we are producing?

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“I am sure everybody who understands what is happening now know that we are sad, we are not proud and so we cannot continue in this direction. That is why we the Christian and Mission Schools being the light of the world are now rising up to say no to low standard of education.”

“To awaken the consciousness of Nigerians to the positive examples set by missionaries in education, Dr. Ettang disclosed September 11 every year has been set aside to celebrate the sacrifices and investment of missionaries in education in Nigeria and revisit their standard to revamp the educational sector.

The ACSN President however expressed its commitment to work with the Federal government towards improving the standard of education in the country.

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