Poised to contribute her quota to educational and moral development in Kogi state, Ruth Oyiza Zacheaus, on Monday demonstrated this virtue as she distributed writing materials to students of selected public schools in Okehi Local Government Area of the state.
The gesture carried out under the aegis of “Roz Project,” her personal reach-out initiative benefitted the randomly selected public schools which include, Okehi Model Nursery and Primary School; Okehi Model Secondary School; Okehi Community Secondary School, Obangede, LGEA Primary School, Uhuodo; amongst others.
According to Ruth, educational development is a collective responsibility, and should not be left for the government alone.
“One of the fundamental rights a child should enjoy without any hindrance is quality education, and this is why I want to contribute my own quota to education. In the words of Eleanor Roosevelt, the giving of love is an education in itself.
“I want to see that every child in every home has access to qulity education because as much as we call them leaders of tomorrow, without quality education, the future cannot be secured and there will not be a future to lead,” she said.
She further extolled the leadership examples of Hajia Rashidat Bello, and Hajia Abdulraheem, the wives of Kogi State Governor, and the Administrator of Okehi Local Government respectively.
While distributing the materials to the students, she charged them on the foundation of morals expected of them not only as students, but also as growing adults in the society.
She also promised to continue to sustain the bid to cater for the welfare of the students, assuring them of future advocacy visits.
The time out also featured counseling of students on general matters that affect their academic lives, affording them the opportunity to get understanding on vague issues.
Speaking on behalf of the other beneficiaries, Tijani Hanisat, a senior student of Okehi Model Secondary School expressed her delight, describing the gesture as the first of its kind in her school.
According to her, the students have been encouraged to be zealous about their academics.
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Author: Ebira Reporters