Why You Shouldn’t Leave The Task Of Educating Your Child Entirely To Their Teachers

The Principal of United Junior Secondary School, Agugu, Ibadan, Mrs/ Christiana Oduola, has urged parents to be alive to their responsibility of raising and educating their children, since learning goes beyond what is taught within the four walls of a classroom.

In the report originally published by PUNCH, Mrs Oduola was speaking during the flag-off of a Joint Admission and Matriculation Board intervention coaching event organised by the Ibadan East Local Council Development Area of Oyo State.

There, she noted that many parents had formed the habit of leaving their responsibilities in the hands of teachers. Stressing that the child must be primarily cared for by his parents and guardians, she described education as an all-round development of the human mind.

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The principal insisted that parents/guardians, just like the  government, the society and teachers must take full responsibility for the learning and academic success of their children.

She reportedly said,

“Both government and teachers are really doing their best, but we still need the parents’ cooperation. We want to advise that the government should create awareness for parents on the need to be alive to their duties because most of the problems we have in schools are from parents.

Some parents are not taking good care of their children. Some of these pupils are from broken homes. Some parents keep their children with old people.

They don’t follow these children up in order to know whether they go to school or not. When these children come back from school they care less about what happens to them.”

She noted that some pupils leave home daily under the guise of going to school but actually never attend classes. According to her, some of them hang out with strange characters and idle away their time, while their mates are busy learning.

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