Proprietor tasks government on training aid, infrastructure at graduation
The Proprietress of Christlight Special School for the Deaf, Mrs. Rachael Oluwatoyin Apeh, has appealed to the government to assist children with special needs with training aids that would make learning conducive.
Apeh, who spoke at the 10th graduation ceremony of the school, which featured choreography, dancing, and tailoring, which is one of the vocations taught in the school, lauded the pupils for their commitment to both education and vocational training. He appealed to parents to ensure that the brilliant ones continue their studies to the university level.
“We give our pupils total education with a solid foundation in academics and vocational training thereby inculcating in them the spirit of entrepreneurship,” Apeh stated.
The Chairman of the occasion, Lawrence Aina, called on the government, as well as non-governmental organisations to support the children, as nobody knows what they can become tomorrow.
“In developed countries, like South Africa, they focus on children who are found to be very sound in computer and technical skills but are deprived of facilities to aid their education. I call on parents to be role models for these types of children who learn majorly by emulating others,” Aina said.
The outgoing head boy, Oyinlade Joseph, appreciated the school for the opportunity to learn, while the outgoing head girl, Taiwo Praise, also thanked God for the opportunity of learning and appreciated the school proprietor, Mr. Samuel Apeh for his support.