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FSTC Principal urges parents to partner school on students’ safety

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FSTC Principal urges parents to partner school on students’ safety

By Millicent Ifeanyichukwu

Lagos, June 23, 2021 (NAN) Mr. David Omada, Director/ Principal, Federal Science, and Technical College, Yaba has called on parents to partner with the school in monitoring their children and wards, within and outside the school.

Omada was speaking in an interview on the sidelines of the school’s 50th annual Inter-House Sports competition, on Tuesday in Lagos.

”We all know the efforts and huge investments made by the government to tackle the issue of security and protecting our colleges.

”On our part, we want to also urge our parents to be at the forefront in sensitizing the children on the need for them to be more security conscious.

”We are doing a lot already to improve our security. What the Federal Ministry of Education has done is to provide security infrastructure in most of our schools,” he said.

Omada urged parents to complement what the government was doing.

”Our parents must also intensity efforts to continue to relate with their children by way of advice.

”They need to sensitize them on the need to be security conscious at all times.

”They should endeavor to monitor them too, especially the ‘Day Students’.

“They must also try to keep a close eye on those taking them to and from the school, in a bid to ensure their safety,” the principal stated.

On the infrastructure needs of the college, Omada said that efforts were ongoing to make more classrooms and accommodation available.

”Since assumption of office in the last two years, we have been able to embark on a number of projects, with the support of the Federal Ministry of Education in a bid to improve teaching and learning in this college.

”Some of them are ongoing while others have already been completed. For instance, we are currently renovating our clinic, we also have our new ultramodern laboratory project, which is also ongoing.

”The laboratory will take care of the practicals for the core science subjects; Physics, Chemistry, and Biology. It started in 2019. Another four-classroom project is also ongoing, which will be for the Building Department and others.

“All these projects, when completed, will improve the practical lessons in our Science Department.

It is going to be a 12-classroom laboratory, and by that, we are going to experience enough space for practicals,” he said.

Omada said that teachers’ welfare was a priority in his list and this had contributed to the relative peace so far enjoyed in the college.

The principal thanked God for the success of the recently conducted PTA election in the college.

He expressed optimism that the new executive officers of the intervention body would hit the ground running while partnering with the college to achieve more.

Earlier in his speech, the principal said the college would continue to explore more ways in making the students all-round individuals, through sporting activities.

He noted that sporting activities were important because they promoted wellness, which encouraged sound minds and healthy bodies.

The principal said that through the inter-house competition, hidden and budding talents are discovered among the students.

He said that the college, therefore, would stop at nothing to nurture and bring such talents to the limelight.

”Occasions like this give students great opportunity to engage in sporting activities that impact positively on their health and social interaction, in spite of diversities in their potential and individual abilities.

”Sports is highly rewarding to our youth. To attain enviable heights in life, discipline is required, without which much cannot be achieved.

“Sports teaches discipline through its rules, cooperation and team spirit because we need to work together to achieve mutual goals in life.

”Through sports, leadership skills, endurance, and tolerance are also learned. Sports remain a medium through which we celebrate our country’s unity in spite of our diverse differences,” Omada stated.

Also speaking, the Chairman of the occasion, Mr. Ladi Lawanson, urged stakeholders to partner with the college in the area of sports and academics, in a bid to take it to greater heights. (NAN)

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