By Dayo Adesulu
Parents have been advised to show good examples to children at home so that the children can exhibit good behaviour in the school, the proprietor Prospect College, Ketu, Mr. Phillips Opatola gave this advice last week in Lagos while addressing the third graduation ceremony of the college.
As he put it, “the children learn a lot from their parents, this is why parents should show good examples in the home. There is a tendency for the children to imitate what they see or hear.
The environment in the home also influences their academic performance in the school.
There is no way the college alone can succeed in bringing the moral and academic performance of the children to the level we all desire. The home and the school must work together so that we can achieve the desired objectives”.
He told the graduants to keep to the traditions of the college which includes honesty, diligence, hard work and endurance.
His words, “our dear graduants you have been taught, encouraged during your stay in the college but do not forget that as you climb the ladder of success, diligence is your only guide along the path. Remember that while the hand of the slothful shall be under bondage, keep to the training you got in this college it will make you great leaders in the future”.
The proprietor also advised the graduants to put God first in everything they do. He said the school is not in doubt that the graduating students will succeed because the school has done a lot to ensure successful performance by the students.
He thanked the parents for supporting the school in various ways “we are grateful to you the parents for the encouragement and understanding you have shown our graduants and the school. We equally thank you for having shared in our resolve to provide balance education to our students.
No matter how good the school is, parents will always have important roles to play in the life of the children.
As I said earlier, the parents and the school should always work as partners in progress. The special guest of honor pastor Adeboye shenfuye urged the students to be persistent in their pursuits citing the example of Abraham Lincoln who eventually became American president after he had lost many elections.
He also advisedthe parents to encourage the graduants to proceed to tertiary institutions. Pastor Shenfuye said that it is wrong for parents to say negative things about their wards instead they should always encourage the children and pray for them.
He prayed that the Holy Spirit will direct the children and God will continue to provide for the parents so as to give quality education to the children.
Some exceptionally brilliant children got prizes for academic excellence.
Keyson Amadi Ernest got the prize for the neatest male student. Arigbede Wuraola got the prize for the neatest female student. The best student in English Language at SSSII is Adelaja Louis.
The best student in Mathematics in SSSIII is Olayiwola Wunmi. The neatest male student in SSSIII is Onyekwere Daman, In SSSIII the neatest female is Udeh Mary Jane, best behaved female student in SSSIII is Taiwo Deborah. Seven students graduated from the college this year.