Chris Steven, Abuja
Worried by the way and manner the welfare of teachers in the country has been treated with indifference by the government, a former governor of Adamawa state, Boni Haruna has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to come up with a special programme that would put the welfare of teachers at the fore-front.
Haruna stated this in Abuja at the inaugural graduation ceremony of Centangon International School, where he lamented the plight of teachers in the country, stressing that the pride of teachers must be restored.
He stated that gone were the days when the reward of the teachers were in heaven, noting that the present administration should ensure that teachers reap their reward on earth through a programme that would put their welfare at the front burner.
“Now that there is change, I think there should be a special programme that will put the welfare of the teachers at the fore front.
The pride of teachers must be restored, the position of teachers in our service must be restored whether it is private sector or in the public sector, teachers are very important.
“So I want to thank you on what you are doing in the lives of the students, and we believe that apart from the reward from heaven, you will get your reward on earth,” Haruna noted.
While speaking at the event, founder of the school, Sir Lucky Omoluwa said he was highly elated because the project that began five years ago has come to fruition.
He urged the graduating student to choose their battle carefully, adding that integrity was key, and that they
could succeed without cheating.
Omoluwa pointed out though he didn’t have background in education, but his passion, and resolve to leave a great legacy made him to venture into education, while urging business men and rich men to support education in the country.
Earlier, the Head of the school, Dr. Kristina Nefstead said the mission of the school was to deliver high quality international education through the use of America, British and Nigerian curriculum.
She revealed that despite the school academics being so challenging that the graduands have fulfilled the requirements.
Neftsead urged the graduating students not to relent in their quest to climbing the ladder of success.