By Prisca Sam-Duru
Parents have been advised to invest in their children’s education as by so doing, they are laying solid foundation for a brighter future for them.
Rev. Peter Williams gave the advice during the valedictory service and prize giving day ceremony held at Cuddly Kids School, Amuwo Odofin, Lagos last Friday, in honour of the school’s 2013 class of long achievers as well as staff of the school who have made remarkable impact in the education of the pupils.
Rev Williams noted that “The greatest thing parents owe children is education, I am glad that Nigeria is no longer in the era of disparity between male and female children with regard to their education. So, I advise parents to invest in their children/ward’s future. No amount spent on a child’s education is wasted, therefore, whatever it takes to make a child useful in future must be done.”
He charged the pupils to always listen to their parents/teachers and follow instruction as this would determine how successful they will be in future.
He advised them to form the habit of reading a lot which will help broaden their knowledge. On the need to maintain the good image of the school, Rev Williams reminded the outgoing pupils of the fact that they are carrying the image of Cuddly Kids, stressing that they should strive to be good ambassadors of the school and the nation as well.
The Reverend also advised teachers to see their jobs as responding to God’s instruction on caring for people adding that, “every teacher who teaches a child very well would definitely be proud of such individual if he/she ends up becoming great in future. So, every teacher should try as much as possible to teach the children well.”
The event which held at the school premises featured drama presentation, cultural dances, songs, choreography and issuance of awards to the outing pupils for outstanding performances in academics and general conduct during their learning period.
Earlier in her welcome speech, the Director of the school Mrs Anuri Obijiaku stated that it will be an overstatement to explain the need for a well rounded education for the children, adding that It is obviously the best investment to make in their lives.
According to her, “the school is built on the tenets of communicating unrivalled and diversified education to dominant leaders of tomorrow, yielded to knowledge and innovation with diligence, thereby, enabling them excel and shine beyond here without much effort.”
She thanked parents for their cooperation and feedback as such partnership she noted has served as a mirror in terms of helping the school make necessary improvements geared towards moulding future leaders.