… Lauds Gov Yahaya On The Enactment Of Kogi State Education Law
In commemoration of this year’s Children’s Day Celebration, Comrade Jacob Abraham Damilare has sent felicitation message to children as this day is specially carved out to celebrate them for your unique essence of existence.
Comrade Abraham in his congratulatory message made available to the press, described children as a vessel of honor for which a generation is built upon; they are divine gift that only God can give to mankind, stressing that anyone blessed by God with them should treasure them and guide them jealously through the right path of a better future.
Abraham noted that Parents are the earthly guardian angels of every child and consequent upon this title, parents must remain responsible for them and guide them right on the ways to becoming useful members of the larger human society.
“Parents are the first point of contact to socialization for every child born here on earth and as such, every parent either biological or not, should holistically avail themselves to the nitty gritty of being a responsible role model to their wards for they are the ones to make it easy for the larger system to find it easy to adapt with their wards when they finally come out to socialize with them”.
Parents should not spare the rod and spoil the child in any for because children are fast to holding unto whatsoever they are comfortable with regardless of it being good or bad so long as they are allowed to get away with it. Therefore, parents must always by at alert in giving children the upright upbringing.
Also speaking, Comr. Abraham dolled out encomiums to the leadership of His Excellency Alhaji Yahaya Bello, the Executive Governor of Kogi State for increasing the budget on Education and for also enacting the Kogi State Education Law.
Abraham noted that section 9 of the Kogi Education Law states it clear that it is an offence in the State for a child of school age not to be in school or hawking during school hours; “If any child is seen hawking or doing anything during school hour, that child shall be apprehended by the special marshals that are already in place till the parent or guardian of such child comes forward to give cogent reason why the child is not in school”. This step taken by the government of Alhaji Yahaya Bello is one that calls for commendation for it is in the favour every child in Kogi State.
He also commended Governor Yahaya Bello for awarding a full time scholarship opportunity to Miss Ize Sezuo, the Kogi State Youngest Table Tennis Player who participated fully and won medal for the State in the just concluded National Table Tennis Championship held in Lagos. He said this scholarship will go a long way in boosting the morales of both the beneficiary and other talented children of Kogi State origin who are making the state proud in their respective areas of interest in sports.