Give children quality education, parents urged
From Fisayo Akinduro, Osogbo
Parents and guardians have been urged to give their children quality education that would assure better future and development of the society.
A Local Government parliamentarian in Osun state, Mrs. Halimat Oyeyemi gave the charge while speaking with newsmen in Osogbo.
While stressing the importance of education, she noted that there is need for parents to let their kids know the advantages of education and encourage them to work towards their goals.
The Councillor who is representing Ward 7 in Olorunda Local Government Area admonished parents to know the movement of their children and those they associate with.
Oyeyemi further averred that vocational training can improve the academics of the young ones and boost their entrepreneurial skills if it can be added to the academic curriculum.
According to her, “knowledge is the power everyone needs to possess as education is very popular in western Nigeria and we must all give our children standard education.
“We should encourage our leaders of tomorrow; let’s give our children leadership skills and other beautiful things that the future holds if they are educated.
“As parents, let us observe and guide them when it is time to choose careers which will assist them to perform creditably when they start working in the future.
However, she called on Non Governmental Organizations and Social groups to be involved in empowering youths through vocational training in order to reduce social vices and thuggery in the society.
She added that Osun government under the leadership of Governor Gboyega Oyetola will continue to work for the betterment of the lives of the people of the state.