When a child attends any school with heterogeneous or multicultural student body, such child is automatically prepared for good citizenship or neighborliness.
Students who attend schools with diverse population can develop quick understanding of other children coming from different backgrounds, making it easier for them to learn how to cohabit and function in a multicultural or multi-ethnic society.
Taking Shalom Children academy as a case study, it is crystal clear that the school acknowledges the benefits inherent in cultural diversity hence, promoting positive inter-ethnic relations among the students for nation building becomes inevitable.
What does the school do? The school gives every child irrespective of the child’s cultural background, the opportunity to contribute his or her opinion to an issue in class and in turn, share his or her personal values.
The school equally encourages the teachers to carry every child along and to put in their very best to ensure that all the students succeed, regardless of language or ethnic affiliations. The advocacy for equal success for all the students in shalom children academy is taking seriously by the school authority.
Another interesting thing about the school is that there is mutual respect amongst the students, teachers and the school authority. The school recognizes the power in diversity and as such, formulate rules to guide individual conduct therein.
By laying the foundation for peaceful co-existence among their heterogeneous students, Shalom Children Academy is certainly on the threshold of building our nation and as such, they deserve better commendation because it is a step in the right direction.
COMPILED BY: JOY NWATEH-LEONARD