By Adesina Wahab
The Chairman of Wet-Land Model Schools, Rev. Solomon Olaniyan, has called on public spirited individuals and corporate bodies to cultivate the habit of adopting schools and contributing to their growth in all ramifications.
He said the schools could be public and private ones, saying they are all involved in the training of young ones who would make the nation great tomorrow.
He stated this in Lagos during the 25th anniversary of the school and the launch of a development fund for it.
“Education is vital for the development of the society. Whoever contributes to the sector is helping to shape the future of the society. In that regard, I am appealing to well-meaning individuals and corporate bodies to inculcate the spirit of adopting schools, whether public or private and see to their growth by contributing financially, materially and even spiritually,” he said.
He recalled that the school was set up to nurture young ones with the fear of God and thereby making them ready for the future.
In her keynote address, a Director in the Lagos State Ministry of Education, Mrs Olayinka Akinyemi, while speaking on “Parenting and emerging challenges”, said becoming a parent is a choice and a premeditated act.
“Whoever is involved in the act should be ready for the attendant responsibilities. It is a lifetime commitment. We must also be ready to remove societal class barriers that prevent children from learning from colleagues. Parent/child relationship should also be based on love,” she said.
She added that parents should also be good role models to their children and that the rich parents should allow their children to see the other side of life.
In his welcome address, the Principal, Mr Omoijiade Titus, commended the founders for their dreams that gave birth to the school, which he said has gone through a lot of changes and restructuring.