As the land continues to grapple with multifarious challenges, a media aide to Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, Principal Steve Oruruo, yesterday said that character education remained the bedrock for rapid evolution and national security.
Oruruo, who is the founder of Steve Oruruo Foundation (SOF) and Special Adviser to the Governor of Enugu Province on Information, said this at Akpugo High School, Akpugo during the 2021 Honour of Brilliance organized to reward exceptional students in the school.
He as said that the growth of whatever society depends on the character of education that is beingness imbibed in the children.
Oruruo, who farther opined that the accolade was aimed at creating a salubrious competition amid school children, also revealed that the province authorities had committed huge resources into the education sector as a way of building human working capital evolution, tackling insecurity and boosting the province economic system in the long term.
“So the foundation is tailor-made towards raising the bar of education, instigating a salubrious competition amid the kids and trying to imbibe the norms, values and primal principles that create this country great. We want to rekindle the nostalgia of character education, lift the morale of the kids and create a new moving ridge of competition in line with the legacies of my tardily begetter, HRH Igwe Uwakwe Oruruo.
“The vices you consider in the world nowadays, ranging from ethnic chauvinism, unbridled violence, devout bigotry, decline in education and corruption that is already endemic could be stopped whether we guide the path of the nestling from the get-go by inculcating in them the values that shield them absent from the aforementioned vices.
“We are doing this in furtherance of Governor Ugwuanyi’s blistering performances in the education sector. Education is one of the primal points of the nowadays administration in Enugu and the governor has the penchant of delivering it to the door steps of both the privileged and the indigent students,” he stated.
He urged governments at all levels to imbibe the same strategy in tackling widespread criminality and arresting the land’s economical woes.
Over 25 students who performed excellently in the just concluded 2020/2021 academic session received awards and a variety of gifts courtesy of the foundation.
The climax was the accolade of scholarship to original Njoku Joseph, a JSS 1 student, to original’s level level in whatever academy of his selection in whatever section of the world by the CEO of Fordmarx Nig Ltd, Principal Clifford Ofor Nnaji in collaboration with Steve Oruruo foundation.
The occasion was graced by many dignitaries particularly from both the academia and the intelligentsia. Notable amongst them were the Dean faculty of Law Academy of Nigeria, Dr Sam Nwatu, the Dean faculty of Law, Godfrey Okoye Academy Prof Gozie Ogbodo, Dr Ifeoma Okafor, the Chairman House Commission on Education, Hon Okereke Akadu and a Ingenious Broadcaster Mr Richard Asiegbu.
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