Going by the words of FRNCIES KEPPEL ‘Education is too important to be left solely to the educator’
That was what propelled our news crew member to go in search and have a media chat with the chairman and director of college of one of the fastest growing in college in badagry according to lagos state education watcher a non-governmental body specialized in education. The owner OF ROYAL SPRY INTERNATIONAL COLLEGE TOGA, a suburb of Badagry town. Enjoy excerpt of the interview.
Current new now: sir, kindly let us meet you?
Director of college: By HIS grace my name is Prince Wale Adesina, the director of college ,Royal Spry International College Toga Zammu, Badagry.
Current news now: sir, what inform your decision to take on the task of building a school like this?
Director of college: education has been part of me from my growing days , I have been in this sector for more than 3 decades even when I was serving as the secretary to this local council, my pet projects has been on education and given help to the young learners. As a trained teacher, from teachers’ college, through NCE and to my first degree, I have always dream of educating the young mind. In short, to answer your question, my passion for education is unquantifiable and that is my drive.
Current news now: your school has been adjudged as one of the fastest growing secondary school in Badagry and its environs, what is the secret?
Director of college: I have said this times without numbers, my passion drives me a lot, I have being a player, a captain and now I am coach captain in school’s management business. I have been a teacher, a principal and now by his grace, I am the director of this college. I have gotten a lot of experience in running of school. However, the experience may be quantifiable but our lord has shown his faithfulness on the school, and the result is what you are seeing.
Current news now: sir, could you let us into your political affiliation, as we learn that you are into politics..?
Director of college: cuts in, I am not into politics, politics has been part of me in fact, I was born into it, politics is my vocation, I have been a practicing politician for over 6 dispensations, I have been in the fold of the progressives and I am staunch loyalist of the ALL PROGRESSIVES PARTY, may I tell you that have grown through the rank and file of political positions. From the youths spokesman, to the secretary of the party in the local government level, and I am the immediate past secretary to Olorunda local council development Area iworo in Badagry. My passion for development of my immediate locality keeps me in politics and I am happy for it. I have contributed immensely to the growth of my party and the government. Without mincing words, I am most humbled to be tagged as one of the most influential political figure in the whole of Badagry.
Current news now: we heard you had a great influence during your reign as the secretary, what was the magic wand?
Director of college: learning has been my key word for leadership, I am an ardent of two great political personalities, the first is the national leader of our great party, the other, is the executive governor of the state of osun, the two men have polish my idiosyncrasy, I have learn to surround myself with people of like minds
Current news now: what other organizations do you champion?
Director of college: I have been at the fore front of good governance and better living for our people . I and my associates like comrade Dansu Peter of the newspunch.org , mr. ogunlowo Adedoyin, of flapss e- solution Centre, and so many other bright brains are championing a non-governmental organization known as The Newhope Network, infact, I have single handedly fund a bi annual educational debates ( The badagry secondary schools debate) and many others educational events and programs.
Current news now: sir let’s leave politics alone for the politician, now back to academics. How cordial his your relationship with your staffs?
Director of college: very, very cordial, in fact, as a young man and a psychologist by training, I celebrate the people that work with me. Often time will chat, discuss and share our challenges. In royal spry, we celebrate ourselves, I am proud to say I have bunch of most dedicated and committed work force as teachers. They are not only committed, they are most qualified to handle their respective subject.
Current news now: your school as seen is a growing school, what are your challenges?
Director of studies: being a growing school, the challenges are enormous, but I have learnt to solve them and do away with unsolvable. Funding has been a key challenge of private schools i.e the payment of tuition fee is a major tasks , thus we knew that the economy of the country is not favorable but education services is of most important for success in life. Let me use this medium to plead on parents to place the education of their wards in highest premium, and pay up tuition fees on time so as not to disrupt the academics of the child.
Current news now: on a last line, how do u unwind sir?
Director of college: I read motivational books, play music and I talk politics.
Current new now: thank you for sharing your time with us.
Direction of college: I am not ungrateful too.
That has been an interview from the horse’s mouth, the founder, chairman, and Director of college of royal spry international school.
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