Governor Ifeanyi Okowa.
Parents have been charged to strive towards halting the dwindling values in students and pupils in the primary and secondary schools in the country.
Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State gave the charge the N30million fund raising ceremony of Our Lady of the Assumption School, Asaba.
Represented by the Commissioner for Basic and Secondary Education, Chief Patrick Ukah, Okowa who decried the low level of values said that values have become very low in the children of nowadays, not because learning facilities are not available or because teachers are not teaching well, but because parents are not doing enough to inculcate the necessary values into their children, adding that the time has come for Nigerians to return to our values of yesteryears.
The Governor said that the government is planning to partner with the church, community leaders, voluntary organisations, Parents’ Teachers’ Associations (PTAs) and other relevant bodies to fashion out very possible ways of restoring lost values in our children.
He advised the church to embark on a sizeable and manageable school project that they can finance and administer, stressing that the idea of building a school is a worthy venture since it is in the interest of members of the public.
He assured the church that his support for the work of God cannot be shaken and promised to continue to throw his weight behind any laudable project initiated by the church.
Speaking during the ceremony, Rev. Fr. Anthony Ukwadi, stated that there is nothing like good education without good facilities that can provide a conducive atmosphere for the students to learn.
He noted that since the need for standard educational facilities have been identified as a problem to teaching and learning, then the solution of how to improve the quality of education and raising values and morals among students and pupils have been discovered.