#TrackNigeria: Commodore Isa Ahmed, Director, Naval Education of the Nigerian Navy, says that education of a child is a holistic exercise that needs continuous commitment from school, parents and the government.
Ahmed made the assertion in Port Harcourt, Rivers, during the 20th passing out parade/25th anniversary of the Nigerian Navy Secondary School on Saturday.
He said that education should be given the desired commitment so as to restore societal values and check moral decay.
“If we all see our children’s education as a collective concern and play our roles right, we will have the best of students that will move our country forward.
“No child is dull, it is what the child is exposed to that he emulates; so, from the public domain, if we inculcate discipline and good moral standards in our children, they will definitely turn out to become responsible adults.
“The 2019 parade is unique as it marks the 25th anniversary of the school, we are proud that since inception of this school, we have injected 20 sets of students who are contributing positively in our society.
“Our major success story is hinged on discipline and hard work which has indeed propelled our students to enviable heights,” Ahmed said.
Thanking all that attended the event, Rear Adm. David Adeniran, Flag Officer Commanding (FOC), Eastern Naval Command, said the Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Adm. Ibok Ibas, had been unflinching in his support to the school.
Represented by Commodore Ziwerigha Ayabina, the Command Operations Officer, the FOC expressed satisfaction with the quality of students in the school.
He said the school had indeed equipped them to be able to surmount possible challenges they might encounter as they strive towards life’s fulfillment.
“We appreciate the FOC for his support and enabling environment for teachers to nurture and develop these graduating students through a variety of training experiences.
“In line with national secondary school curriculum, our well structured trainings have always culminated in excellence and discipline which naval schools are known for,” Adeniran said.
Mr Jeff Anyaku, Chairman, Parent Teachers Association of the school also thanked the school for its high discipline and curriculum compliance.
Anyaku said the school had enkindled hope in parents and value for their money.
Miss Favour Akutamadu, one of the graduands, thanked the school’s authority for the opportunity of growing in the institution bearing discipline as a watchword.
Akutamadu promised to apply her acquired discipline and hope to grow into being a problem solver and role model. (NAN)