Don’t en­trust your chil­dren to teach­ers — Bishop tells par­ents

Daily Trust - - HOME FRONT - From Emma Elekwa, Awka

The Angli­can Bishop of Awka Dio­cese, Rt. Rev. Alexan­der Ibezim, has urged par­ents to take full re­spon­si­bil­ity of their chil­dren by tak­ing their train­ing se­ri­ously in order not to re­gret their in­ac­tion in fu­ture.

Bishop Ibezim de­scribed as risky the at­ti­tude of par­ents who aban­doned the train­ing of their wards to teach­ers in pur­suit of money, say­ing the re­spon­si­bil­ity of par­ent­ing is too enor­mous for teach­ers to shoul­der alone.

Speak­ing dur­ing the grad­u­a­tion, 2017 vale­dic­tory ser­vice and Prize Giv­ing Day of the Bishop Crowther Sem­i­nary, Awka, Anam­bra State, the cleric ar­gued that teach­ers have their chal­lenges which may con­sti­tute a dis­trac­tion to tak­ing ad­e­quate care of the chil­dren.

“Don’t en­trust your chil­dren to teach­ers while spend­ing time hunt­ing for money. The teach­ers have their chal­lenges which may not give them room to take good care of your chil­dren,” he stated.

He fur­ther charged par­ents not to un­der rate their chil­dren, but to cre­ate time to mon­i­tor their ac­tions so as to pos­i­tively reap from them later in life.

Bishop Ibezim ad­mon­ished the grad­u­at­ing stu­dents to be good am­bas­sadors of the school wher­ever they found them­selves, urg­ing them to shun cultism, armed rob­bery, ho­mo­sex­u­al­ism, les­bian­ism and other vices.

Ear­lier, the prin­ci­pal of the school, Ven­er­a­ble Nnamdi Emendu, com­mended the pro­pri­etor, Bishop Ibezim, the old boys, teach­ers and par­ents for their moral and fi­nan­cial sup­port to­wards the progress and de­vel­op­ment recorded in the school.

He pledged their con­tin­u­ous readi­ness to im­pact pos­i­tively on the stu­dents to equip them prop­erly as fu­ture lead­ers.

Re­spond­ing, one of the stu­dents, Chinedu Ezea­mama, promised to be a good am­bas­sador of the in­sti­tu­tion wher­ever he found him­self.

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