Parents and guardians have been advised to give their children and wards good educational
foundation for them to excel.
A legal practitioner, bar. Amglad
Amabibo gave the advice while speaking as Chairman at the end of year party of
the Wisdom Child International group of Schools, Borikiri, Port Harcourt on
Bar. Amabibo said children as leaders
of tomorrow and assets from God deserved all parental care, adding that with
better educational background, the sky would be their limit.
He lauded the school authorities for
their educational programmes aimed at giving the children academic excellence,
and enjoined them not to relent.
The Chairman also called on parents as
stakeholders to assist in sharing the challenges of the school, and thanked all
for making the day a huge success.
In his speech, the Special Guest of
Honour, Dr. Steve Ogan, who spoke on the topic: “Developing a vision for your
children” called on parents to have a vision for their children as well as
teachers to play their role as local parential care, describing vision as a
mission, blessing, a picture of gold, and a desire for a dream,
Dr. Ogan, a lecturer at University of
Port Harcourt harped on diligence, hardwork, heartwork, homework, healthwork,
leavensork and spiritual work for the children describing women as a crown of
Quoting from the book of Psalm 127, he
said children are life heritage and seeds to be planted on a good soil,
enjoining all to take good care of their children.
Also speaking, the Chairman, Parents,
teachers Assocation (PTA), Mr. Iyalla Seleye Fubara said the occasion afforded
parents opportunity to interact and further charged the teachers not to relent
in their efforts to bring up the children educationally, spiritually and
morally, and thanked all parents for their commitment to the progress of the
In his remarks, the Director of the
School, Pastor Stanley Daopuiye noted that the end of year party was organised
to show appreciation to parents for the patronage and show of loyalty,
stressing that with their co-operation, the management would continue to give
the children the best in the coming years, and thanked all for their support.
Pastor Daopuye however wished them a
merry Xmas and prosperous new year in their endeavours.
Highlights of the day was a drama presentation titled “Fate of Opuama’
that won the first prize during the 2012 National festival for Arts and Culture
NAFEST in Ilorin, Kwara state for the school, a game on “I know my spouse”,
which was won by Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Ihediohamma and Hon. And Mrs. Ibibia
Jackson as the runner-up.
Group Takes Disease Control Campaign To C’ River LG
In its determined efforts to take a stand and demand more committed action in the fight against pneumonia, Society for Health Enlightenment Initiative (SO-HEALTHI), a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO), took its enlightenment and advocacy campaign to IkotOffiongAmbai in Akpabuyo Local Government Area.
The event which held at Saint Peter’s Primary School, Ikot Offiong Ambai, to mark the World Pneumonia Day, saw a contingent of six selected primary schools take part in lecture sessions on pneumonia awareness by experts from the SOHEALTHI Team, climaxing with a spelling competition where winners were given pneumonia-crested exercise books and cash prizes.
At the end of the spelling competition, Amicable Ebrigor Offu and Martha Joseph Aya, both of St. Peter’s Primary School, Ikot Offiong Ambai, emerged joint best performing students, scoring 100 percent, Godsfavour Okon Eyo and Abigail Godwin Anthony, also of St. Peter’s Primary School, came second, scoring 90% apiece, while Victoria Asuquo Okon of St. Peter’s Primary School and Wendy Edet Ekpo of Jehovah Shalom Primary School, clinched third position, scoring 80percent respectively.
In her remarks, the Founder and Team Lead of the NGO, Mrs Rosemary Archibong, stated that SOHEALTHI, founded in 2006, was saddled with the responsibility of creating awareness and advocating for a pneumonia-free world in accordance with this year’s Theme: ‘Keep the Promise; Stop Pneumonia Now.’
Mrs Archibong noted that, according to global indices, the disease sickens 155 million children under five years and kills 1.6 million each year, it has become pertinent to bring this health crisis to public’s attention, encourage policy makers and grassroot organizers alike to combat the disease.
SUBEB Boss Urges Staff To Support Ayade
The Executive Chairman, Cross River State Universal Basic Education Board, Dr Stephen Odey has enjoined staff of the board to complement Governor Ben Ayade’s efforts in the basic education sub-sector by supporting him to realise his lofty programmes for the State.
He made this known in a meeting to mark his three years in office as Executive Chairman of SUBEB. Dr Odey said in spite of the financial status of the State, Governor Ayade had made remarkable impact across sectors in the State, especially in the Basic Education sub-sector.
According to Dr Odey, “he is a young man that has a lot of energy, and with ambitious plans for the state, but he is being frustrated by lack of funds”.
Speaking on the achievements recorded in the basic education sub-sector, he thanked Governor Ayade and staff of SUBEB for their support, adding that these feats could not have been achieved without the support of the Governor and hard work of Staff.
He urged staff to remain committed to their responsibilities, stating that “hard work, dedication and loyalty pays in the long run.”
Speaking earlier, the Director of Administration, Emmanuel Ojong, commended Dr Odey for the giant strides recorded in the board within this short time in Office.
He recalled the massive infrastructural developments in schools across the State, and the sanitisation of SUBEB work force to eliminate ghost workers and track down staff without requisite teaching qualifications. Ojong also poured encomiums on the Board Chairman for placing staff welfare at the forefront of his administration.
By: Friday Nwagbara, Calabar.
INEC Discovers 22 Polling Booths In Politicians’ Homes In Akwa Ibom
Ahead of the 2019 general election, the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in Akwa Ibom State, Mr Mike Igini has disclosed that no fewer than 22 polling booths have been discovered in the homes of politicians and other private residences in the state.
Speaking in an interview in Uyo, the state capital, Igini explained that “the polling booths are not illegal, but are located at improper places”, adding that such polling booths had been relocated to public places where voters can easily access.
“We have relocated such polling booths to proper places where the people can have access to them. Elections will hold in Akwa Ibom State and votes will count,” Igini assured, even as he warned desperate politicians against hate speeches that could inflame the polity.
He said he was on a mission to Akwa Ibom to conduct free, fair, credible and transparent exercise in line with the relevant sections of the Electoral Act and enjoined eligible voters, party agents and other stakeholders to join hands with INEC to deliver hitch-free polls which outcome would not be disputed.
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