Experts rally parents, students behind savings, early investments
Parents and outgoing students of Sofunix International Schools have been urged to cultivate the habit of savings in order to create wealth through investment in shares and other securities.
Speaking at the 12th graduation ceremony and prize giving day of the school at Iroko Town, Ogun State, recently, a Fellow of Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers (CIS) and Managing Director, Network Capital, Mr Oluropo Dada, explained that every potential investor should cultivate savings habits.
Dada, who was represented by Mr Olasunkanmi Oladele, said parents should take advantage of an array of investment opportunities in the Nigerian Capital Market, while both parents and children desire financial literacy to enhance their investment drive.
Dada appealed to parents to create wealth through investment to meet their respective obligations. Earlier in her address, titled: “As the stars shine on,” the Proprietress, Mrs Olufunke Oni, advised the graduating students to build on the strong academic and moral foundation of the school and always remember that as future leaders, they represent an institution.
“We have trained you to imbibe the culture of hard work and perseverance. Your seniors are making us proud in Nigeria and abroad. I want you to follow this tradition. Play a pivotal role in the college alumni association and be role models to your junior students,” Oni said.
The Guest Minister, Pastor Comfort Amire, disclosed that every graduating student had been given an identity by the school, which must be retained in order to stand out from the crowd.
Amire also warmed them to avoid a short course approach to success. Proprietor and Chairman, Mr Olusola Oni, appreciated the parents for the confidence reposed in the school and congratulated the graduating students and pupils for passing through the three domains of education – cognitive, affective and psychomotor.
Oni, however, appealed to the government to create an enabling environment for private schools to thrive in Nigeria.
Students in the third year of Sofunix International College, Pupils in the nursery section and those in primary five were part of the ceremony. Prizes were awarded to pupils and students that distinguished themselves in various subjects. The event included News Casting, recitation of poems and moral talks, among others.
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