Proprietress stresses need for cultural, skills education
Proprietress and Founder of Life Angel Schools, Ejigbo, Lagos State, Mrs Abigael Mbah, has advised parents and guardians to promote customs and traditions to ensure their children embrace them.
Mbah, who spoke during the school’s Mother Tongue day celebration, said parents are critical to the sustainability of Nigeria’s culture and traditions.
“It is important for parents to promote and pass the cultural heritage to their children to preserve the nation’s heritage.
The proprietress, who expressed the school’s commitment to promoting Nigerian indigenous languages and culture, said: “The celebration is an important concept to promoting unity, love and respect for our cultural heritage and diversity. If the children are well cultured, things will go well in our country.
“Present economic situation in the country calls for skills acquisition, hence, it is good for school children to acquire skills and this will help them have future relevance as white-collar jobs are becoming relatively scarce.”
She advised parents to strive to give their wards the best of education while appealing to the government to assist private schools with funding, infrastructure and instructional materials to boost learning.
Also, the principal of the school, Dr. Daniel Akapo, expressed concern over Nigerian children’s exposure and love for Western culture at the expense of indigenous culture.
He stressed the need for cultural education, adding: “Indigenous culture should be well promoted to breed values that will affect the nation positively. A cultured person is a well-behaved person. Hence, we must highlight and promote our culture as a matter of national identity.”
At the event, which featured pupils in various indigenous attires, 10 pupils were awarded scholarships for their excellent cultural display.