By Lucky Isibor
An educationist and school proprietor, Louis Ojomon (Esq) has appealed to parents to monitor the type of information their children access in the new world of modern and improved information communication technology.
Ojomon made the appeal Thursday, 27 July at the 2017 graduation ceremony of Ojomon Education Centre, Benin City.
The legal practitioner and proprietor of Ojomon Education Centre noted that the age of computers and smart phones has exposed children to all kinds of information and messages that may not be healthy for growing up kids hence the need for vigilance on the part of parents
He said: “The type of technology we have now, your smart phone is a full blown computer and a lot of our children have access to all types of messages and information and most of them are unrestricted. So it is important that in such an age parents are responsible by monitoring the type of information their children access and ensuring that they access relevant and useful information”.
While assuring that Ojomon Education Centre will continue to provide all round education and ensure that graduands can hold their own both academically and morally in today’s competitive world, Ojomon assured that knowledge and information impacted on the children will be the one that will be likened to food for their minds.
According to him “for us here in this school, we make sure that all information we provide is useful, it is like food for their minds”.
In a health talk to educate the pupils, students and parents on how to maintain personal hygiene and stay healthy, a medical practitioner, Dr. (Mrs) Lillian Idima urged the children to ensure they have their bathe twice a day, once in the morning before going to school and once when they get back from school.
Dr. (Mrs) Idima who is a family physician also emphasised the importance of hand washing in personal hygiene and admonished the children to wash their hands with soap and water after using the toilet, after washing the toilet, before cooking, before and after eating.
On oral hygiene, Dr. Idima urged the children and parents to brush their teeth after breakfast noting that it is more hygienic to brush after breakfast.
There were drama presentation, Bible and poem recitation, coral and folk songs, cultural dance and choreographic dance by the students and pupils.
High point of the occasion was the presentation of certificates to the graduands and cutting of the graduation cake.