WRITTEN BY EMMANUEL OKONKWO
Teachers in the state have been asked to inculcate in their pupils and Students good morals and sound education to reciprocate the Teacher- friendly disposition of the Obiano administration.
The State Governor, Chief Willie Obiano, made the call during the Third Annual Conference of the Association for Universal Moral Education, AUMEN, and Students' Advocacy against Destructive Attitudes, SAADA, at the Nnamdi Azikiwe University Auditorium in Awka.
The event, which attracted lecturers and teachers from within and outside the state, exposed the participants to ideals of inculcating good morals in their students which he noted remains paramount for societal development.
Governor Obiano, represented by his Senior Special Assistant on Finance, Doctor Tony Oli,was during the event, honored with, an award for exceptional leadership and achievements in governance by the groups.
Addressing the participants, Governor Obiano, who appreciated the groups on the initiative and support accorded his administration, said his government will continue to maintain the state's education status through prioritization of the teacher’s welfare, and urged them to reciprocate the gesture by imparting sound education to the students.
The Governor used the opportunity to call on parents and the teachers to be role models to their children and wards, as according to him, they are the most influential book the children can read on the subject of character formation.
Speaking, the Chairman, Post Primary Schools Service Commission, Lady Joy Ulasi, who attributed the massive turn out of the teachers on the event to the education friendliness of the Obiano- led administration, charged them to remain focused on their responsibility of character-molding and to always teach the students with love so as to be able to impart knowledge to them.
Earlier in his remarks, the Provost, Federal College of Education, Technical, Umunze, who was the Chairman on the occasion, Professor Josephat Ogbuagu, commended the groups on their fight against immorality, saying that their aims and objectives are apt as it would help reduce crimes and criminality in the society.
Speaking to the ABS later, founders of the AUMEN and SAADA, Reverend Sister Mary Nwodo, and Reverend Father Jude Onebunne, explained that the objective of the groups is to ensure the inculcation of good morals in young people, as according to them, the future of the society depends on its replacement generation.
While calling on parents to join the teachers in the fight against immortality amongst the children, they regretted that many parents and guardians are no more living up to expectations, and attributed corruption and crimes in the society to lack of early gardening of the mind.
The event featured series of paper presentations on Religious Education and Development.BLOG COMMENTS POWERED BY DISQUS