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‘Showers Christian High School, Beacon Of Quality Education’

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The Founder of the Showers Christian High School, Mrs Ekama Emilia Akpan says the school is driving on the wheels of excellent educational system that will raise a generation of Godly future leaders through quality education.
Mrs Akpan stated this during a media interactive forum with journalists held at Silver News Office Complex, Grace Plaza, Woji, Port Harcourt recently,
The founder of the school, who is also the Chief Executive Officer of Shower Group Group also said that the school inspires its students for aspire to excellent performance on the core foundation of hard work and godly values, adding that through those values, the students have set records of outstanding performance in both local and international examinations as well as in extra curriculum activities.
According to her, “in 2016, Showers celebrated some of her students that made waves around the world such as Christiana Udoh, who made first class in Chemical Engineering and distinction in her masters at the Kwame Nkurumah University of Science and Techology in Ghana Vernitra Utin, who broke the departments record in Metallurgical engineering in the same university Ghana. Uduak Akpan who posted second class upper in Public Health at Babock Unviersity Nigeria. Lemuel Barango, won $20,000 for an App he developed in Ottawa in Canada. There is Ephriam Isong who bagged a distinction in Cooperate law in the University of Hertfordshire in the UK and Promise Emery who made the VC’s list in his 200 level in Salem University with a CGPA of 4,74 of possible 5.”
“Testimonies of these have continued to flood in from Alumni as how the school approach to education helped them to achieve great grades. We appreciate God that our efforts to help shape the destinies of these young people and Nigeria, are acknowledged even by them and their families”, she added.
The National Vice Chairman of South-South Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN)said the future of Nigeria depend on the quality of education adding that the government should not be left alone to bear the burden of providing quality education in the country.
She averred that the school was determined and focused to provide the needed leadership and manpower in the South-South region through qualitative education and urged parents to register their children into the A level programme of the school in other to equip their children face the realities of work of life, contrary to expectation Ekama opined that the school have qualified and motivated teachers with passion to raise celebrities and warn parents not to be in haste to send their children and wards who are below 18 years to study outside the shored of the country adding that they stand risk of losing their dreams.

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Association Urges Inclusion Of Sign Language In Nigeria’s Education Curriculum 

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The Association of Sign Language Interpreters of Nigeria (ASLIN) has called for the adoption of sign language as part of languages to be incorporated into the country’s education curriculum.
The Kwara chapter Chairman of the association, Mr Ibrahim Owolabi, made the call on Friday in Ilorin while marking the 2022 International Sign Language Day.
“It is a moment of joy to join International Colleagues and The Deaf Community on this special day of Sign Language.
“Sign Language is not just for the Deaf Community but for everyone as it is an internationally recognised language.
“It is worrisome that in some societies they feel unconcerned as regards the well being of the deaf, forgetting that there is Ability in Disability.
“In the Deaf Community we have Medical Doctors, Lawyers, PhD holders, Scientists, Teachers, Businessmen, Communicators, Interpreters, Linguists, the list goes on,” Owolabi said.
He said that the greatest error any society could make is labeling this “learned gurus as disabled”.
“Worthy to note, Sign Language has its own semantics, syntactic, morphological structure, it also has all derivatives or root words or words formation. This is a Language officially adopted and developed by the Deaf Community,” he said.
Owolabi said the day is a day to show the World that Sign language usage is not limited to the deaf community, but all at large in all places the human uses; be it in the library, hospitals, police station, courtrooms, university, media stations or malls.
He therefore cautioned against stereotyping of the deaf community, saying “we are not second class citizens of any nation, we demand attention, love, care and officially adopt Sign Language as part of languages to be incorporated into education curriculum in Nigeria.
“This will allow the growth of sign language in Nigeria and its further adoption by the general populace.”
He then appealed to parents who may have a deaf child at home that such special child should not be held at home, stating that deafness is not a disease and not even contagious rather its a challenge that can be surmounted.

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14-Year-Old Harps On Impact Of Peer Pressure Influence Among Teenagers

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Fourteen-year-old Adejolaoluwa Osunbade of Roemichs International School, Ilorin, on Friday convened a lecture on impact of peer pressure among teenagers.
Ms Osunbade said the initiative was borne out of her desire to make the society a better place as building a society was the work of all.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the lecture was titled “The Impact of Pear Pressure Among Teenagers: The right circle, the right influence”.
“The reason behind it is that I noticed that a lot of teenagers are not independent about their decisions, they do a lot of things because their friends are doing them.
“And our society does not need leaders or people that will be easily influenced by other people’s decision.
“This programme will benefit students and other teenagers to know how to make decisions by themselves without being influenced by their friends or peers,” the SS2 student said.
Dr Ayotunde Omotosho, a Consultant Psychiatrist at the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital (UITH), while speaking on the topic, said the lecture organised would have tremendous benefits because peer pressure has mental effects as it relates to young people.
“Research shows that young people generally are heavvily influenced by what their peers do and say and it can be positive or negative.
“It is important to emphasise the effects of peer pressure because it can affect the mental health in a number of ways because young people can be influenced in terms of their perspectives, choices and the support hat is available to them.
“The lecture will have a ripple effect on the students present here because they will take what they have learnt here to their peers and step down the knowledge,” Omotosho said.
Then Chief Counsellor, University of Ilorin, Mrs Annor Patricia, advised parents to make friends with their children to curb the influence of peer pressure.

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Kwara Warns Schools Against Collection Of Illegal Fees

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The Kwara State Government has warned school principals to desist from collection of illegal fees from students or their parents.
This is contained in a statement issued by the Press Secretary, Ministry of Education and Human Capital Development, Mr Peter Amogbonjaye.
According to the statement, the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Mrs Kemi Adeosun, gave the warning after a meeting held with all principals of secondary schools at Saint Anthony Secondary School, Ilorin.
“Your support as school heads is needed for the Administration of Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq who is committed to the welfare of teachers while also making huge investments in the education sector.
“Also there should be sanity and discipline across the schools and I urge the Principals to tolerate one another to allow peace to reign in their respective schools.”
Adeosun urged the principals to keep their students indoor, saying any school whose students are found roaming the street risks government sanctions.
“Also, no Principal should admit new students into SS1 without the BECE result, and where there is overpopulation in school, the students should move to neighbouring schools.
“Vice Principal Academics should take charge of all examinations in the school, and staff should not be used as exam officers. Any school found wanting will be sanctioned,” she said.
The statement added that the state government has approved the following fees in schools:
PTA:
JSS – 1,450
SSS – 1,500
NEW INTAKE:
JSS – 3,930
SSS – 3,980
TEXTBOOKS:
JSS – 4,500
SSS – 5,600

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