From the School Manager

Happy International Day of Education from Wisdom International School of Excellence (WISE)

Education is a human right, a public good and a public responsibility.
Last year December. The United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 24 January as International Day of Education in celebration of the role of education for peace and development.

Without inclusive and equitable quality education and lifelong opportunities for all, countries will not succeed in achieving gender equality and breaking the cycle of poverty that is leaving millions of children, youth and adults behind.

Today, 262 million children and youth still do not attend school; 617 million children and adolescents cannot read and do basic math; less than 40% of girls in sub-Saharan Africa complete lower secondary school and some four million children and youth refugees are out of school. In Nigeria 10.4 million children are out of school.

In the FCT, particularly the slum communities many children are out of school due to socio-economic reasons. Many parents cannot afford the cost of education even in public schools. The right of these children to education is being violated and it is unacceptable.

As part of our Corporate Social Responsibility in WISE, we are partnering with an NGO to provide access to quality education for vulnerable children through a Scholarship Scheme ( Back to School for Generations of Brighter Future).
As a way of improving the Basic Education Curriculum, are integrating and have also developed many programmes to promote quality education for today and the future. Such programmes include: Financial Literacy, Science, Technology Reading Engineering Arts Mathematics (STREAM), music, vocational and Sustainable Development Goals Education, Teaching Apprenticeship Programme and In-Service Teachers Development Programme.

I tell you, the future of our children are brighter because we are preparing them morally, socially and economically for today, the 21st Century and beyond.

As the world marks the very first International Education Day, Wisdom International School of Excellence (WISE) calls on parents, governments, religious leaders and all lovers of education to make universal quality education a leading priority.

Thank you.
Temitope Abass
School Manager,
WISE, Abuja.