By Biodun Akande
It was enlightenment and entertainment galore last Thursday at The Wings Schools, Iwo, Osun State, during its annual prize-giving day and end of the year party. All roads had led to the school for the ceremony, which, as was the case last year, attracted the presence of important dignitaries from Iwoland and beyond.
The Chairman of the occasion, Professor Akanmu Adebayo, in his opening remark, emphasized the need for parents and their wards to uphold the principles of what he called the three Rs.
According to the professor of History from Kennesaw State University, Georgia, USA, the first R stands for Right, meaning the right of parents to train their wards, while the second R, which is for responsibility, speaks of the responsibility of the family, community and the country at large. The last R, he said, stands for religion, which speaks to the relationship of parents and wards to God and their dealings with the people around them.
Prof. Adebayo is also the Executive Director, Centre for Conflict Studies of the same university. The school’s Principal, Alhaji Oyewole Nafiu, said the academic situation of the school was steadily improving. He enumerated some of the achievements recorded by the school to include increase in students’ enrolment from 214 in the last academic session to 288 this session.
Also, he said there was an increase in the number of members of staff while the school’s security has been strengthened with the employment of three additional security guards from the Reality Remedy Security (RSS) outfit. There is also full lighting of the school’s premises at night.
He disclosed that while waiting for the final accreditation by the West African Examination Council (WAEC), the National Examination Council (NECO) has fully accredited the school for its examination. Guests were entertained by students at the occasion with welcoming song, English drama, dancing round the table, cultural display and the like.