Parents and guardians have been admonished to see learning as a life- long experience that must be inculcated in their children and wards from infancy, to help them in their academics.
The Ogun State Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Mrs. Modupe Mujota stated this at the 50th anniversary of Macjob Grammar School, Onikolobo, Abeokuta, held at the school recently.
According to Mrs. Mujota, major stakeholders, particularly parent have crucial roles to play in advancing the academic level of their children, saying the present administration in the State would continue to play its own part, at ensuring that adequate learning and teaching facilities that would make students perform better in both internal and external examinations are provided.
She noted that the just-concluded town hall meeting organised by her ministry, in conjunction with the Joint Admission and Matriculation Examination Board (JAMB), was a pointer to the fact that, government was keen at ensuring good performance of students in their examinations.
While commending the late Macdonald Osinowo Job, for establishing a school, at a period when personalities of his calibre were venturing into profit-making business, she admonished the children to imbibe the spirit of discipline, philanthropy and kindness exemplified by their late father while he was alive.
‘’Your late dad had through the establishment of this citadel of learning, showed that he was passionate at bequeathing a lasting legacies like; education, discipline and philanthropic gesture, I therefore urge you to emulate these virtues.’’
Earlier in a lecture titled ‘’Roles of Parents, Teacher and Government in the Falling Standard of Education: suggestions and solutions”, delivered by an old student of the school, Mr. Bola Oloyede, parents and teachers were chided for not leaving up to expectation on their responsibilities to their children and wards.
Mr. Oloyede craved for more facilities that would make teaching and learning stress-free in all governmental-owned schools, calling on parents to properly monitor activities of their children after school hours and desist from leaving all the responsibilities on the government and their teachers.