Mrs Bola Bamishigbin, an educationist and Proprietress of Purplegate Home School, Ojodu, Lagos, has called on the Federal Government of Nigeria to intensify its support for the education sector. She made this statement during her school’s graduation/prize giving day ceremony a few days ago.
The event, anchored by popular TV personality, Jide Alabi, was graced by veteran actor, Adebayo Salami (Oga Bello), Dan Imodu (of The Village Headmaster), Ralph Nwadike, Hon Adedamola Kasumu (Lagos State House of Assembly) and Barrister Tunji Bamishigbin, a veteran filmmaker and husband of the school Proprietress.
Mrs Bamishigbin reiterated that government should provide enabling environment for the education sector “because setting up business in Nigeria is not easy.” She further advised that “if the government makes its laws and policies more flexible, the education sector would be a big deal.”
Purplegate Home School cater for children within the ages of three months and 11 years. Its curricula includes Montessori, ICT, British/Nigerian curriculum, diction and extra-curricular activities like ballet, chess/scrabble, dance, taekwondo, swimming, brigade, music and art.
“My students can compete anywhere in the world. We’ve had students from Canada, US and UK, and their parents still call to show gratitude for the way we impacted on their children. We have all the basic things that a child needs to learn here,” Mrs Bamishigbin boasted.