‘One Day Principal’ urges government to help the less privileged
The One Day Principal of Bishop Howells Memorial Grammar School, Ihieri Chibuike, has appealed to the different tiers of governments to come to the aid of indigent students that do not have the financial capability to attend school.
Speaking in Lagos, he expressed concern over the plight of the less privileged in the society, stressing that education has the capacity to change their circumstance hence the need for governments to assist the less-privileged with the payment of their school fees.
“I am in JSS 2 and as a One Day Principal, I feel honoured. My advice to other students is to study hard. I want to thank my parents because sometimes, I don’t feel like studying but they always impress on me the need to read my books. When I grow up I will like to become a banker,” he said
On his part, Mr. Okechukwu Madu, who represented the One Day Principal’s father, said: “I saw the leadership trait in him since he was young. I believe that every child has the ability to do well in life with proper training. Parents should also ensure that their children are brought up in Godly manner.
“If they are brought up in the way of the Lord, it is very easy for them to know if what they are doing is right or wrong. Government needs to do a lot in terms of training the teachers and also ensure that they are well remunerated. They must also ensure that education takes a greater part of the budget.”
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