Friday, 25 July 2014

Insecurity: Nigerians Urged to be Ambassadors of Peace

Okechukwu Onuegbu

(Commercial News)

Police Children School 11, Awka, Anambra State recently marked its first graduation ceremony in a grand style, with a call on Parents and religious institutions to join hands with the government in fostering lasting peace in the country through inculcation of moral virtues such as love, hospitality and unity into their children. 
Dignitaries who graced the occasion held in the school premises last week, further charged Nigerians to be ambassadors of peace with a view to effectively win the war against terrorism and insurgents in the country.
They opined that better Nigeria our founding fathers fought for would be realised through a collaborative efforts of the citizenries while reiterating the needs for qualitative education of our children from crèche up to tertiary institution level.
Among the notable personalities at the event were the General Manager, Orient Daily Newspapers, Awka, Chief Barnabas Okonkwo represented by Deputy Editor of the newspaper, Mr. Maxwell Mba; the Anambra State Commissioner of Police, Usman Gwari, stood-in by CSP A.A Adamu; the school PTA Chairman, Mr. Eugene Okoli; Police Officers Women Association (POWA), and International Federation of Women Lawyers.
Speaking at the epoch-marking event, Chairman of the occasion, Chief Barnabas Okonkwo, represented by Mr. Maxwell Mba, adviced the tutors to be dedicated, patience and hospitable while discharging their duties so as to easily impart knowledge and important information into the teenagers for better tomorrow.
On her part, Mrs. Maryann Agama, from the Southeast Zonal Qualitative Assurance Education Directorate of Nigerian Police Force, enjoined parents, guardians and teachers to work unanimously towards given qualitative education to every child no matter his/her family background, ethnic or religious inclination, because according to her, training a child entails training the whole nation.  
While presenting some copies of the Anambra State Childs Right Law 2004 to the School Head-Teacher, Mrs. Margret Achoru, a representative of International Federation of Women Lawyers, Barr.  Mrs. Chinwe Uwaechine advocated for enforcement and adherence to the law in all the primary, secondary and tertiary institutions in the state, even as she posited that every child, including the foetus, is entitled to enjoy all provisions for citizens as codified in the 1999 constitution of the federal republic of Nigeria, as amended.
Earlier speaking, Head-Teachers of the celebrating elementary school, Mrs. Margret Achoru averred that the institution now has a formidable environment for academic excellence despite her shortcomings, and noted that efforts were on ground to provide her staff and pupils with buses to ease their transportation difficulties.
Highlights of the event were official handing over of certificates to gradaunds of its nursery and primary school classes; children police parade by the graduands; songs and French recitation; round table discussion; speech presentations; cultural dance; chorography and debate.



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