Zion Brand Cherubim and Seraphim Churches in the Establishment of Primary Schools in Bayelsa State, Nigeria
AbstractThe paper investigated the role of the Zion Brand Cherubim and Seraphim churches in the establishment of primary schools in Ekeremor Local Government Area of Bayelsa State, Nigeria. The study established that 21 schools representing 29.6% out of the 71 primary schools in the Local Government Area were established by these churches. The challenges faced by these primary schools were lack of adequate qualified teachers, physical facilities and the poor condition of classroom buildings because the schools operate from temporary structures or inside the church buildings. The implication was that the graduates of these primary schools will lack qualitative and functional education because of the challenges they face. The prospects of these schools were that many children of school age now have access to education closer to them. It was recommended that government should send qualified and well motivated teachers to such rural schools; build permanent classroom buildings and properly regulate the establishment of such schools as a means of quality control.
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