The Principal of Wellspring College, Ikeja, (one in the group of institutions owned by Management Science Centre) Mrs Oluwayemisi Oloriade has advocated that civic education should not be solely attributed to the school system. She stated this recently at the 6th Annual Valedictory Service and Prize Giving occasion of the College which held in the school premises.
“Hence civic Education aims at awakening citizens to their rights and responsibilities, it should not be an exclusive domain to schools. Other social institutions such as churches, mosques, families, clubs and societies, workplaces, and the media, should all be actively involved in civic education.” She stressed.
While lauding the introduction of civic education in the school system, especially at the primary and secondary school levels, Mrs. Oloriade remarked that it will further promote the ideals of democracy among the younger citizens, who are tomorrow’s leaders.
She announced that the College, which is built on Christian principles, is an active promoter of civic education emphasizing that it was one of the first schools to embrace civic education as a subject immediately it was introduced into the school system.
In her words: “We teach civic education with the view to enable our students know their civic responsibilities and also develop in them the abilities they need in order to play their roles in the emerging new Nigeria”
Speaking to the graduating students, Mrs. Oloriade urged them to imbibe the spirit of diligence and hard work, adding that they have been equipped to face the challenges posed by our dynamic world.
She charged: “ I therefore challenge the outgoing students to go out there and shine forth as lights in the midst of darkness and evil that pervade our society. The whole world is waiting for your manifestation.” Speaking further, the Principal noted that the ceremony was also to reward academic, moral and social productivity among students in order to motivate them towards excellence.