Invest In The Education of Your Children Senator Ekweremadu Tells Parents as The Cuddle School Graduates Her Pioneer Pupils
By Festus Fifen
Parents have been called upon to take seriously the education of their children especially during the formation age in school as this will ensure that the child gets a solid academic foundation that can be built on later in life
Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu made this call during the graduation ceremony of the pioneer pupils of The Cuddle Schools Early Years Centre in Abuja Nigeria.
Senator Ekweremadu who was the special guest of honour at the event showered encomiums on the founder of the School for coming up with such an innovative idea
On the issues of insecurity in the nation, Senator Ekweremadu said that it will soon be a thing of the past encouraging parents and guardians to always instil the fear of God and love for their neighbours on the mind of the children as it will now become difficult for those children to become a ready -made tool in the hands of terrorists and insurgents when they are grown.
In his words “looking at the children play and dance in their innocence gives hope that there is a future for this country I want to tell you today that we have the children on our minds, from what I see here today, the performances and different presentations by the children, I can tell you that The cuddle school is a very good place to be especially if you want to give your children a very sound academic foundation” He assured the children that their future is bright and lovely.
The minister of water resources Mrs Sarah Ochekpe who was also a special guest noted that she is particularly impressed with the teachers and how they go about imparting knowledge in those children; she urged them to do more as they are part of nation building.
The Board Chairman of The Nigerian Christian Pilgrims Commission, Most Reverend Nicholas Okoh while praying for the Children also used the medium to pray for the nation Nigeria asking God to intervene in the current insecurity challenges facing the nation.
The Executive Secretary Nigerian Christians Pilgrim Commission (NCPC) John Kennedy Opara noted that parents have become so busy that they don’t even have the time to correct and pray for their children anymore emphasising the importance of prayer in the life of any child, according to him the foundation of any child matters in what he or she becomes in the future.
On the issues of returning schools back to the missionaries Opara said though it might not be necessary to do so noting that missionaries can partner with the government and private individuals to established good schools where the fear of God is part of their foundation. He added that when a child has been taught to fear God and love his neighbour they would grow to become better citizens of any nation.
On her part the founder of The Cuddle School Early Years Centre, Mrs. Amaka Opara who was full of gratitude to God and those parents that believed in her when she first started said this is a realisation of a long dream she conceived and nursed over time “ a couple of years ago I was teaching in a very renowned school here in Abuja where we deliver British Curriculum. After working there for about 9 years I resigned voluntarily to pursue a dream and a vision I have always had of raising children to become responsible adults in the society that was how The cuddle school Early Years Centre started. My joy knows no bounds today as the school which actually started 4 years ago is graduating its pioneer set of pupils, we are moving higher soon the Primary section will start and the children are already excited about it” she noted.
Some of the parents expressed their joy over what they termed getting value for money.
The Event was well attended by parents of the children, dignitaries which includes the chief of staff to the President Jones Arogbofa, Executive Secretary of TETFUND, Prof. Suleiman, Bogoro, Chaplain of Aso Villa Chapel, Ven. Obioma Onwuzurumba and many others