The Kwara State Commissioner for Education and Human Capital Development, Hajia Sa’adatu Modibbo Kawu has described education as bedrock of social economic, political and technological development of any nation.
Mrs. Juliet Emielu, Chairperson of editorial board, presenting her remarks at the ceremony.
The commissioner made this known while speaking at the official presentation and launching of the school magazine, tittle “The Bedrock” at Government Day Senior Secondary School Adeta Ilorin on Thursday.
She said the level of development of any country depend on the education achievement of the teachers in the country, thanking the school management for landmark in the history of the college.
A student of the college, AbdulGaniyu Hilmat Ojolowo during her presentation at the programme.
The commissioner who was represented at the occasion by Mr. Idowu Oluwasegun congratulate and share joy with the students, staffs and the management of the school, noting that it would not only boost the moral of the students but also expose the name and academic integrity of the school.
She thanked State Government under the dynamic Governor, Mallam AbdulRahman AbdulRasaq for his dedication towards providing qualitative education for Kwara children to realise their potentials and become responsible citizens of the state and Nigeria at large.
The guest lecturer at the programme, Professor Saka Nuru in his lecture tittle “Education as the Bedrock defined education as a systematic training and instruction especially of the youth in the school, colleges, and other institutions.
He said wider concept can also described as formal and informal education for all ages structured as primary, secondary and tertiary levels according to age in.formal education where as in the non-formal education.
“Adult education and youth training to acquire discipline like tailoring, bricklaying and others in a non-formal establishments as moral education in religion and no country in the world can afford to neglect the aspect of youth’s growth as leaders of tomorrow.
He stressed that in the past, parents give more priority to boys’s education than girls because they will be the family bread earners while the girls are married off at a young age, noting that with better understanding of sexual roles girls education is even more important.
He explained that a woman is the first stakeholder in moral upbringing of the children that needs to be financially independent to contribute to the growth of the family and children’s welfare including clothing and formal education.
He lamented that many men are irresponsible for family welfare but a mother can spend her last Kobo on her child if need be, pointing out that a mother is often more proud to bring enlightened children to the community and the nation at large.
Earlier in his welcome address, the Principal of the school, Alhaji Issa Jetti narrated that the school was established in 1997 by the Kwara State Government during the administration of the then Military Governor, col. Peter A. M. Orgar (rtd).
“I am the fift principal of the school and predecessors have laid a good and strong foundation for my achievements, I build on the foundation laid my predecessors and consequently achieved success in the area of academics, infrastructural development, welfare, sports and extral- curricular activities.
He solicited for the support in the area building of ultra modern and we’ll equipped library, construction of new blocks of class rooms, renovation of examination hall and Science laboratory, grading of school football field and construction of toilets for staffs and students.
He commended every member of editorial board of the magazine for the success recorded on first edition, promising to sustain the loft idea in order to continue the project the school’s image as one the best secondary school in Ilorin and in Kwara by extension.
Speaking with our reporter shortly after the programme, the PTA chairman of the school, Alhaji Ibrahim Ayinde Agbobamu expressed joy over the lanuching of the magazine, commending the school authority for the good initiative that need to be emulate by other schools in the state.
He advised the students of the college to imbibe the reading culture for them to be excell in life, encouraging the parents to support their wards on education.