Tejuosho Tasks Stakeholders on Education, Students Upbringing
With educators having to face growing concern over cultural shift and moral decline ranging from indulgence, laziness, glamour and indiscipline especially among the present generation of students, the Director, Mictec International Schools, Lagos, Mr. Michael Tejuosho has attributed the arbitrary changes in education policy, unsupportive economy and insecurity as creating fear and desperation among Nigerians.
Speaking at the 2015 valedictory/graduation ceremony of the Mictec International Schools held recently, he advised parents to support the effort of the school by exhibiting more courage, commitment and determination in educating adolescents and teenagers.
With the theme, “Blossoming To Impact,” he stressed that the significant shift and changes in the society should prompt parents to impact in their children the fear of God which is the beginning of wisdom.
Tejuosho insisted that positive change requires the collaborative effort of all stakeholders to work with children for them to impact positively on their environment and the society at large Quoting Alvin Toffler, the author of ‘Future Shock’, he said, “the illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn and relearn.”
Besides, he stated that the graduating students have been prepared to continue to learn as new inventions emerge, to unlearn manners, habits, and characters that could be detrimental to their progress, and relearn great productive methods and skills for greater heights. To the graduating students, he said, “be reminded that farewells are not forever nor are they the end.
They are simply words to say that we will miss you all dearly and that we look forward in celebrating you in other endeavors.” Guest speaker, Mr. George Emetuche said there is need to keep encouraging teenagers to be active rather than indulge them in activities that are non-productive.
He also offered some tips on the principles of success, which he explained would keep hardworking students ahead of their peers. According to him, students must learn to adopt the principles of responsibility, dignity, duty, distinction, diligence and assimilation as well as the eagle principle. He said: “Responsibility begins with you, whatever you want to achieve in life begins with you.
You are going to see a world filled with challenges, hurdles and uncertainty, it is only those that are steadfast that will overcome.” To overcome their environment, he encouraged the students to equip themselves with the relevant skills needed to excel “equip yourself effectively, learn to read, burn the candle, set targets, prepare yourself for leadership, develop power of vision and focus and learn to do the talk.”
Also speaking, the Principal, Mrs. Roseline Awoniyi traced the success so far recorded by the school to a combination academic, co-curricular activities and mentoring programmes. “ What we do is to divide the children into families and assign them to counselors who mentors them so that all aspect of their development is adequately covered” she said.