In a bid to raise the standard of education in Niger Delta communities, parents have been advised not to help their children wards to acquire their certificates through examination malpractice, adding that doing so will amount to digging their academic graves unwittingly.
Chief Inspector of Education of Warri North Local Government Area, Mr. Onojayefe Samuel, who gave the warning at the recent Children’s Day celebration which held in the community also tasked parents to provide text books and pay fees for their children in private and government schools.
He called on parents to ensure that the children do all assignments given to them by their teachers, pay surprise visit to their school once or twice in a term, check their progress, and find out how they behave at school.
Mr. Onojayefe has also asked parents to filter the type of company or friends their children keep, and not to force any course or subject on them, but rather encourage them to choose the course or subject they have talent in or have a passion for.
He urged parents to provide a conductive atmosphere for them to study at home and ensure they fellow their personal timetable always, set good example for them to emulate, taking cognizance of the fact that children are fast learners, either good or bad, from their parents and above all, train them up in the fear of God.