Osun State Commissioner for Information, Mr Kola Omotunde-Young, has called on parents and teachers to support the efforts of the Aregbesola administration at improving education in the state.
Mr Omotunde-Young who said no child was born a failure made the remark during inspection visits to some schools across the state.
He encouraged parents, guardians and the society to pay more attention to the educational development of our children and ensure every child enjoys good parenting as a right and not a privilege.
The commissioner said teachers should ensure effective teaching and mentoring and make classrooms friendly and learner -centered so that the standard of education in the state can improve.
He encouraged the use of Yoruba – mother tongue (MT) – as first language and English as second language (ESL) of teaching in our schools and the use of locally available examples and concepts to illustrate in order to achieve effective understanding of the subjects by the pupils and students. The commissioner urged teachers and school authorities to always maintain clean environment noting that it will reflect in the overall behavour of the students.
He said: “Heads of schools have been enjoined to see themselves as guardians and should ensure no such child apparently uncared for should be allowed to be withdrawn from school. It is the right of the child to be properly clothed and educated and parents must be made to realize that having children come with responsibilities that cannot be ignored.
“Henceforth such parents must be reported rather than allowed to deny the child education. The Ministry of Education in collaboration with other child centered agencies of government shall soon publish Telephone numbers, e-mail and contact details to report mothers and fathers who refuse to live up to their responsibilities to their children.
It is in all our best interests to support, mentor and assist the uninformed and uncaring mothers, fathers or guardians to improve in their responsibilities to the child and report such to authorities if they refuse to be good parents.”
The Naira on Thursday depreciated marginally against the dollar at the parallel market, exchanging at N365.5 to the dollar.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Nigerian currency lost 50 kobo from N365 posted on Wednesday, while the Pound Sterling and the Euro closed at N487 and N436.
At the Bureau De Change (BDC) window, the Naira traded at N362 to the dollar, while the Pound Sterling and the Euro closed at N487 and N436.
Trading at the investors’ window saw the Nigerian currency closing at N360.33 to the dollar.
Traders said high demand for the Naira led to its slight depreciation at the market.
The Naira remained stable for more than five months, exchanging at N365 to the dollar.
The rise in the nation’s external reserve made the CBN comfortable in its aggressive interventions at the foreign exchange market.