The group disclosed this in a press statement issued by its President and Secretary, Miss Saka Kikelomo and Mr Asawe Mathew and made available to journalists in the state capital last Saturday.
According to the group, the classification of schools in the state to Elementary, Middle and High Schools, if properly managed, would return the lost glory in the education sector in the country and return the country on the path to greatness again.
It also said that the system, which is famous in some western countries, would not only give children of similar age the opportunity to compete, but would also allow for their ability and progress to be monitored as they progress. It also commended the state government for its initiatives for new school structures, saying it would usher in a new era in the education sector in the state.
According to the group, the governor has shown that he is a man of honour, having promised to restructure the sector after the Education Summit held immediately he assumed power and he is now building new model schools for public school pupils to be able to compete with the best in the world.
“The State’s Opon-Imo project is another trail-blazer worthy of commendation. This singular act has made our public schools a toast for parents and pupils themselves and we advise that other states cue into the scheme for the benefit of Nigerian child”, the statement added.
It then called on teachers and parents to protect government investment in the sector by monitoring the pupils regularly at schools and homes to ensure that they dedicate time to their studies.