‘Schools should teach values’
Schools should teach core values and help students develop good virtues, the director, Merry Bell Academy, Jikwoyi, Abuja, Mrs. Gloria Jeremiah Peter, has said.
She made the comments during the 3rd annual graduation speech and prize giving ceremony of the school in Jikoyi, Abuja. She said schools should promote mutual respect and tolerance to ensure that students behave as good citizens. She said the school ensured that pupils adopt and live with positive human values.
The guest speaker, Reverent Ezekiel Buba, said the children’s right to education entails that the children be given quality education to develop, adding that “only educated people can liberate the society” and overcome injustice and poverty.
The school’s administrator, Ms Oluwakemisola Odunsi, called on parents to be supportive of their children’s education “to provide them with the required training for the actualization of potentials endowed in them.”
From left: Deputy Governor of Oyo State, Otunba Moses Alake Adeyemo; Japanese Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. Sadanobu Kusaoke; Olubadan of Ibadanlan, Oba Saliu Adetunji; State Governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi; Mr.Bobby Ologun; and a Director in the Federal Ministry of Education, Mrs. Opeyemi Ariba, during the handover of school projects by the Japanese International Cooperation Agency to the state government in Ibadan recently