NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF ITU STUDENTS WORLDWIDE
I on behalf of Itu Students Worldwide, celebrate with our children all over the world today 27th May, 2020. A day set aside as yearly ritual where our worthy future leaders are celebrated and also get challenged to be the best they can possibly be.
It was the former US First Lady, Hillary Clinton who once said, “it takes a village to raise children”. What she meant essentially was that to raise upstanding children who will take over the baton of leadership all hands must be on deck to get the job done.
According to psalm 127:3, ”Lo, children are a heritage of the Lord the fruit of the womb is his reward”. I encourage all parents and teachers to remain dedicated to raising children who will compete with their counterparts the world over.
I hereby call on parents to ensure that they lead their wards on the right path of moral rectitude and obedience to the laws of the land. Parents have a great if not greater role to play in shaping and instilling the right values into their wards. They must inculcate in them the fear of God and a proper understanding of the principles of right and wrong.
Children must shun cultism and other forms of anti-social behaviour that may stand on their way of rising to the faith of their greatness.
As I promised during my campaigns that as a student leader, my administration will not only stop at the tertiary Institution viz: university, polytechnic and college of education but that I will ensure that both primary and secondary schools within Itu have a sense of belonging.
We have carried out education sensitization tour to many campuses within Akwa Ibom State and some secondary schools within Itu LGA. We will not stop there, but we will endeavour to continue with the education sensitization campaign in other schools immediately after the COVID -19 lockdown.
I commend our hardworking and industrious Executive Chairman of Itu LGA, Hon. (Barr) Etetim Onuk for embarking on the exercise of combating COVID -19 within Itu LGA and also having the interest of Itu Students Worldwide at heart.
Itu Students Worldwide also express our profound gratitude to our amiable Governor, Deacon Udom Gabriel Emmanuel for ably and promptly rising to the challenge of the Coronavirus and the immediate construction and completion of isolation centre in Ituk Mbang, Uruan LGA in a matter of weeks which is a proof of Governor Emmanuel’s genuine and practical love for the people of the state and landmark project that will further endear the state’s Chief Executive to the people.
I also thank Governor Udom Emmanuel for setting up education programmes (school on the radio) on AKBC 90.5 for our students.
At this point, I want to encourage our students though it’s unfortunate that they will be no match pass, as usual, this year because of COVID -19 they should continue to obey government rules and observe the precautional and safety measures of washing hands with soap and running water or making use of hand sanitizer, wearing of face mask, observing physical distancing in other to stay safe.
Happy 2020 children’s day.
Comrade Uwem Bassey Inwang
President Itu Students Worldwide