By Faith Igbudu
Proprietress, Light House Leading Academy, Makurdi, Rev. Mrs Dinna Osayi, has advised parents not to leave any stone unturned in giving their children/wards quality education, saying it is the foundation for any success in life.
She gave the advice on Wednesday during the 2022 Speech and Prize Giving Day of the school in Makurdi.
Mrs Osayi noted that Speech and Prize Giving Day is a time to celebrate the successes recorded during the academic session, review work done and what more needs to be done. She assured that the school is determined to always deliver the best to her pupils.
“I truly believe that good education plays a crucial role in building a bright future for our children. Therefore, we are committed to providing an atmosphere for our students to imbibe good values and learn new things every day. I am extremely glad at the fact that our school committee members and teachers are leaving no stone unturned in working towards this direction.
“On this important occasion, we get a chance to publicly celebrate the success achieved through the sheer hard work and perseverance of both students and staff.
“This is an important day for all students, teachers, parents and stakeholders in the education sector as it gives us an opportunity to reflect on the performance of our academic institution.”
In his remark, Chairman of the Occasion, retired permanent secretary, Mr Iber Akargerger said education of a child is very important to their growth and development.
Represented by his wife, a lecturer in the Department of Physics, Benue State University (BSU), Makurdi, Dr Mrs Nguvan Akaagerger, he stated that giving your child quality education avails him or her the opportunity to discover and manifest their potentials.
“The importance of quality education generally and basic education specifically, cannot be overemphasized. Of all the levels of education such as pre-primary, primary, secondary and tertiary education, the basic education which is a foundational background of education is the zenith and most important in terms of the importance of grooming human beings.
“Quality education enables learners to discover their potentials and identify ways to utilize the potentials in affecting others and the society. In relation to a nation, quality education is an ultimate value and an agent of change,” he said.
Highlights of the occasion were the giving of prizes to outstanding pupils, science project display and talk show.