Proprietress advocates girl-child learning, gets award


To achieve sustainable education in the Sub-Saharan Africa, Proprietress of Mummy’s Place International Nursery and Primary School, Akure, Dr. Damilola Oshin, has advocated for the education of the girl child.

Oshin said this after receiving the 2017 edition of “Pillar of Education Award” in Ondo State. The award and lecture was organised by the African Education Monitor Magazine in Akure.Oshin in her remarks urged leaders at all levels to support and encourage girl child education owing to the important role women play in societal growth.

She advised the girl child not to look down on their personality, but instead focus on their education, saying when the girl child receives better education the society benefits the more.

She said, “the girl-child should be encouraged to go to school, and she has to face her studies very well. Gone are those days when women are relegated to the background. These days anybody can be whatever he or she chooses to be in life. The woman is a force to reckon with in the society.”

Speaking on the theme of the lecture: titled, “Repositioning Education for Sustainable Development in Ondo State,” Oshin remarked, “We should be committed to what we do because education is the basis of development. We must see it as an important aspect of societal development. We must be committed, and see our duties as something God has given us to do and we should be faithful at it.”She dedicated the award to staff members of the school and their students for their outstanding performance.

Other awardees were, Prof. Friday Okonofua, the Vice Chancellor of University of Medical Sciences (UNIMED), Ondo; House of Representative Members representing Ifedore/Idanre and Akure South/Akure North constituencies, Baderinwa Bamidele and Afe Olowookere respectively. 

Also, the Principal of School of Health, Akure; the Principal of Aquinas College, Akure, Mr. Babasola Ayibiowo; the Principal of Oyemekun Grammar School, Akure, Chief Stephen Ojo; Fiwasaye Girls College, Mrs. Bola Taye; Mabest College to mention a few. 

The award, according to the Publisher of the magazine, Mr. Daisi Adetarami, was conferred on Oshin and other beneficiaries as a result of their tremendous contributions to quality and sustainable education in the state. 

The elementary school and its secondary arm, Emplace College, Akure, were recently recognised as best quality-based academic institutions in the state by the National Association of Nigeria Students (NANS).The schools also got the international award of “West Africa’s Best School in Leadership and Value-based Education” and also “Africa’s Best World Quality Education” institutions by World Quality Alliance. 

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