The Chairman of UNIZIK parents’ forum and one of the University benefactors, Chief Sir G. U. Okeke have called on parents to train up a child in the way he/she should go and when he is old he/she will not depart from it. This biblical word was the focus at the parents’ forum organized by Nnamdi Azikiwe University, as part of activities marking the University’s 10th combined Convocation ceremonies.
In his opening address, the chairman stressed the need for parents to live a life worthy of emulation. Sir Okeke while stressing the need for proper parenting emphasized that parenting is a collective responsibility and as such, all hands must be on deck in the proper up bringing of a child.
He called on families, institutions, stakeholders and other well spirited individuals to contribute positively towards the up bringing of a child. He also admonished parents to always guide their children and wards wisely in the fear of God in order to become better people in the society. He advised students of the University to remain focused and shun all social vices that could mar their purpose of being in the University.
The Vice-Chancellor in his remark also buttressed the need for students of the University to get committed to their studies, as this he said, is the basis for being in the University. He further advised female students of the University to live an upright and responsible life.
He assured parents of the University’s commitment towards the betterment of the students. He explained that the University will do all in its power to shun all forms of victimization of students and various forms of harassment, especially among the female students.
Prof. Ahaneku also marshalled out some facilities that will be put in place to serve the students better and take the University to greater heights. He called on parents and wards as well as well meaning Nigerians, to support the administration in making the University a better citadel of learning. The event started with an interdenominational service to kick off the convocation ceremony and to commit the University into the hands of God.