Hamzat to donate ICT centre to alma mater
Lagos Deputy Governor, Dr. Obafemi Hamzat has promised to donate an Information Communication Technology (ICT) Centre to Odu Abore Memorial Primary School, Mushin to celebrate the school’s 80th anniversary.
Hamzat, who made the disclosure, yesterday, said his decision to build the ICT Centre was informed by the contribution of ICT to his personal growth.
He said that the school is sacrosanct to everyone in the community and must not be used for any unscrupulous activity. “We must all do the right thing because of the future of the children,” Hamzat said.
Imploring parents and teachers, he said: “It is our responsibility to take care of the children and this we must do very well. It is only God that knows what the future holds for every child. So, parents should ensure proper care of their children. They should tell their children that there is no shortcut to success in life, rather that they should be hardworking and always put in their best in whatever they do.”
He further charged that parents to take advantage of the free education policy of the state government to enroll their children in public primary schools in the state.
Addressing the pupils, Hamzat said: “Many of you can become governor, deputy governor, commissioner and so on, but it all depends on how committed you are to your education.”
In her goodwill message, the Commissioner of Education, Folashade Adefisayo commended the state governor for their commitment to quality and qualitative education in the state.
Similarly, the chairman, Lagos State Universal Basic Education Board, Wahab Alawiye-King admonished parents to go back to those days of responsible parenting when children were well behaved. “Everybody talks about fundamental human rights but nobody talks about responsible parenting.