EDUCATION, BEST LEGACY FOR YOUR CHILD – Proprietress, Comforter International School
Offers Free Medical Test For Parents, Guests
Holds Its 8th Annual Graduation Ceremony
Education has been said to be the best legacy anyone could leave for his or her child. This statement was made by Mrs. Ifeayinwa Igumbor Proprietress, Comforter International School, Ime-Obi, Ika South Local Government Area of Delta State, during the school’s 8th annual graduation ceremony cum free medical test held on Thursday, July 20, 2023.
According to Mrs. Igumbor, the best thing for one to give to one’s child is quality education, and not to amass wealth or riches for the child as she noted that with proper education, the child would go places and be a plus to society.
The Proprietress described the event as a huge success, and unique because of the innovations to the event, citing the free medical test as one of the innovations to the school’s annual event.
Speaking further, she revealed that the free medical test has been a burden in her heart for a long time now, adding that she is happy she was able to achieve it this time around.
Continuing, she averred that the major ailment in this part of the world is diabetes and high blood pressure, saying that the major food eaten by Africans is mainly carbohydrates.
She affirmed that one hears of people who just slumped and died while some sleep and does not wake up.
She disclosed that many people do not know their health status, as a result, the school decided to organize the free medical test, not minding the cost as a way of giving back to the society.
Mrs. Igumbor revealed that she liaised with the Inspector of Health, Ika South who assigned some corper doctors to conduct the medical tests.
The educator posited that the name of the school, Comforter was revealed to her by the Holy Spirit, saying therefore, that the school is highly spiritual in whatever it does. In addition, she stated that the school’s priority is to raise godly children who would influence their world positively.
She described the relationship between the school and parents as wonderful. In her words, “As you can see throughout the event, the parents were all smiles. It goes to show how happy and satisfied they are with the school. I want to also use this medium to appreciate the Acting Parents Teachers Association, Chairman, Mrs. Blessing Ohiabor for her proactiveness.”
More so, she affirmed that the teachers in the school are fantastic, hard-working, and great teachers as she thanked God for giving her teachers who are running with her vision, maintaining that it would have been difficult if it were not so, being that she does not reside in Agbor but in Lagos but said even when she is not around, the school is running smoothly. She concluded that her teachers are the best.
Moreover, she commended the education sector in Delta State, saying that she appreciates the fact that Delta State Ministry of Education does not discriminate between the public and private schools, admitting that the state government carries both sectors along in everything.
She appealed to the federal government to put more effort into the education sector, and also consider the safety of the children.
She lamented that the security problem in the country has made Comforter International School very intentional about the safety of her pupils and students, as she recalled that during her school days, the mother did not know where her school was but said today, if it’s not the child’s mother or father, one cannot handover a child to even a close relative of the child.
She decried that today, even siblings use each other for rituals, something she described as appalling, and disheartening.
Earlier on in her address, she noted that the theme of this year’s graduation ceremony is “Rising Star”. Explaining further, she said when one is extraordinarily good, the person is called a star, while rising, on the other hand, signifies going higher, increasing in success, brilliance, skills, and abilities moving from one level to a higher level.
She said, ” Today, we are sending forth Nursery 3, Primary 5, and JSS 3 students as rising stars simply because they have completed certain level of education, and are moving on to another level.”
Continuing, she said, I pray in the mighty name of Jesus that as they climb this ladder that the mighty hand of God will sustain them, and obtain all round success through the fear and knowledge of the Almighty God who has given them the grace to get to the level where they are now.”
Mrs. Igumbor confirmed that it requires a lot of preparation, diligence, self-control, commitment, and dedication to go higher and to rain on top.
She gave an example of 27-year-old Hilda Baci who broke the Guinness Book of Records for the highest cooking hours (Cook-a-thon), claiming that it was her preparedness, determination, dedication, discipline, commitment, and ability that brought her to limelight, and today she is celebrated.
The Proprietress admitted that no one wants to associate with failure.
On his part, the chairman of the occasion, Mr. Sunday Bright commended the school, saying that with the look of things, both the management and staff of the school are on top of the game.
Mr. Bright being a parent whose 3 kids are students of the school, expressed satisfaction with the achievements of the school in terms of educating the child.
He assured the school’s management of parents’ cooperation in running with the vision of the school.
Activities carried out during the ceremony include, Health Talk/Medical Check, Choreography, Exaltation, News casting, Drama, Atilogwu Dance, Bible Recitations, ‘Draw Your Sword’, Beauty Pageant, Cultural Dance, and Thanksgiving.
The high points of the occasion was the cutting of cake by those graduating, and the presentation of awards.
By Nicholas Ebegboni