BY CECILIA OGEZI
Chairman, Glory and Praise International School, Kuje, Amb. Michael Oladeji, has called on the federal government to invest more in education for effective development of the sector.
Speaking at the graduation and prize giving ceremony of some Senior Secondary students of the school at the weekend, Oladeji noted that investing in agriculture, security, industry and the health sectors was paramount.
He stated that there was also need to invest more on education as it was the bedrock of all sectors, adding that private school owners also need government assistance to foster the development of the education sector in the country.
“The government should look into the education sector critically and release adequate fund for the growth and development of the country. When there is proper investment in the sector, it will ensure proper implementation of some policies and programmes,’’ Oladeji said.
He also advised parents to monitor their children and caution them on the use of the social media as it had negative impact on some children in the society, noting that the issue of child abuse and molestation could be reduced if parents and guardians monitored their children.
“Parents must create time for their children and know who they mingle with, where they go and the kind of people they associate with. They must know what their children are doing, see what they do on the social media, the types of films they watch as it can have negative impact on them,’’ he said.
The chairman congratulated the students and commended the officials of the school for their commitment toward maintaining the standard of the school, just as he called on them to be good ambassadors in the society and represent the school positively.
The graduation ceremony featured drama presentation, quiz, poems and presentations of gift items for the best and well behaved students.