ACTING Director, Information, Anambra State Ministry of Information and Public Enlightenment, Mr Tony Nweke has appealed to parents across the country to be ready to always assist schools in bringing out the best in the skills and talents of their children and wards.
Mr Nweke made the appeal during an end-of-year party of Handmaid Infant Jesus Nursery/Basic School, Awka.
According to the information director, who was chairman of the occasion, there is need for parents to ensure that they participate actively in extracurricular activities of the school, aimed at enhancing latent endowments of their children.
The chairman congratulated the authorities over the impressive performances of the pupils in external examinations.
He urged the head teacher and her team to sustain the tempo already established.
Nweke praised the authorities of the schools for massive infrastructure development being witnessed within the school.
He, however, observed that there would be need for the men folks to take greater interest in the academic and extracurricular activities of the children/wards in an effort to fully develop their God-given talents.
Presenting an address of welcome, Headmistress of the school, Rev. Sr. Rose Udoka Ukachukwu, described party as a period when the students celebrate together with their parents, friends and staff members of the school.
She eulogised Bishop of Awka Diocese, Most Rev. Paulinus Ezeokafor, and the Auxiliary Bishop, Most Rev Dr Jonas Okoye as well as Superior, Sr. Mary Eunice Okafor for their love and support to the school.
The headmistress listed some of their achievements to include three of the pupils, who gained admission into Federal Government (Gifted) Academy, Abuja on full scholarship by FG and another pupil on NNPC Scholarship.
She also said that the school made first position in the just-concluded maiden NTA, Awka 2019 children’s summit on speech presentation.
The Education Secretary of Awka Catholic Diocese, Rev. Fr. Hillary Nwajagu commended efforts of the staff members for sustained improvements of the school.
Traditional Ruler of Awka, Obi Gibson Nwosu, Ezeuzu11, graced the occasion as the Royal Father of Day.
Recitation, cultural dances by the nursery section and cutting of the celebration cake added glamour to the party.