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Lemo Advocates Strong Academic Performance, Extra-Curricular Activities For Children

Posted: Jul 15, 2015 at 12:41 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Oyeniran Apata,  Lagos

 

The Chairman, Board of Governors of Lead Forte Gate Schools, Ogudu, Lagos, Rev. Tunde Lemo, has emphasized the need for strong academic performance and involvement of children in extracurricular activities to guarantee all round education.

Speaking at the 14th graduation ceremony, which held over the weekend on the school premises, he stated that the school remains committed to nurturing sand training of giants and world class leaders in the making.

Lemo posited that it had always been the vision of the school to produce students that are capable of standing tall anywhere in the world, adding that the since inception had not derailed and set the standard for others in that regard.

“It has been our commitment to raise tomorrow’s leaders through excellent education, balanced with good moral standards and ethics, hence our determination to operate in a serene, conducive and friendly environment,” Lemo said.

He stressed further that to actualise the aim of bringing out the best in their wards, the school had been equipped with modern facilities that are prerequisites for proper dissemination of instructions like comfortable classrooms, adequately stocked library, and up to date Information.

Communication Technology (ICT) room among others.

Lemo added that organisation of extra-curricular activities that helped pupils/students of the school to develop and stimulate creativity, build confidence, learn life skills as well as raised their social awareness, contending that academic performance alone would not be enough to nurture world class leaders.

Head Teacher, nursery and primary section, Mrs. Abimbola Adeoye, who corroborated Lemo’s position, explained that the school believed in the provision of exceptional qualities, comprehensive education and good moral standard, hence the adoption of the Montessori system of learning.

She stated that with the understanding of the unique gifts and talent God had planted in every child and the need to nurture such to maturity, the school had stressed participation in extra-curricular activities for the children.

Principal of the college, Mr Ben Greyling, urged the Federal Government to give renewed commitment to the development and delivery of quality education to Nigerian youths on whose shoulders the country’s future is dependent.