By Sodiq Lawal
Parents, families and communities leaders in Ile Ife have been tasked to bequeath to the present and future generations of their children by giving them sound and qualitative education to equip them to face the challenge of the future.
The Bursary Officer of the Seventh Day Adventist Nursery And Primary School, Ile Ife, Mr Olaoshebikan Jimoh gave the charge in an interview with Ife City News at the school premises.
Jimoh said the parents, communities and well-meaning individuals need to always assist government and the schools through the provision of basic facilities and infrastructure to enhance a conducive teaching and learning environment for the children.
He expressed satisfaction at the excellent academic performance of students of the school since its inception in 1958 barely 59th years ago.
He noted that in view of the huge financial involvement in the education industry, there was need for communities, politicians, parents, businessmen and lovers of education to partner with government in the provision of basic facilities in their home schools.
He worried by the absence of security staff in many schools in Ile Ife, lamenting that the protection of the entire school now rests on teachers and mercy of God.
Jimon maintained that provision of security staff in schools would go a long way to reduce the current increase in nefarious activities of hoodlums in the ancient city.
He appealed to students to continue to be of good behavior and remain studious to sustain the pace already set by previous batches in academic excellence.