Education is pillar of society - Dr Dennis Ejila

Monday, July 17, 2017

Dr Dennis Ejila, Chairman of King’s Kid Academy, has said education is the pillar of the society and one should take it seriously in order to be successful in life.

He told parents that if they failed to educate their children, it means they have failed in their mission as parents, adding that they must endeavour to give quality education to their children because they are the leaders of tomorrow.

Dr Dennis Ejila made the statement on Thursday while delivering his keynote address to the 2016/2017 speech and prize giving day of King’s Kid Academy Nursery 3 graduation ceremony, held at the school premises in Lamin village.

The graduation was attended by senior government officials from the Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education, parents and teachers.

He said without sound foundational education like what they are giving to them, they would be struggling in the primary school.

The nursery school education is a foundation in helping them to be able to fit easily in the primary schools, he said, adding that when a child has a good nursery foundation it helps a lot in primary school.

He said in King’s Kid Academy, a child in Grade one is able to copy whatever the teacher is teaching from the blackboard and that is what makes the school unique.

He said nursery 3 has successfully completed a three-year study of early childhood education and they are celebrating with them.

Delivering his welcoming speech, Kingsley Afolo, head of the lower basic section, said this was the first time the nursery 3 pupils are celebrating their graduation on a separate day without being conjoined to their older mates in Grade 6 as it used to be in the past.

He pointed out that this indicates an improvement and growth in King’s Kid Academy, adding that this year the number of graduating pupils was the highest since the inception of the school.

“The school is witnessing unprecedented growth as well as quality in educational services that makes King’s Kid Academy second to none,” he stated.

Fatou Jallow from the regional education office thanked the parents for their commitment towards the education of their kids.

“We need the school and the school needs us,” she said, adding that it was very important for the parents and the school to work harmoniously towards the education of the kids.

Everybody knows that the importance of education cannot be over emphasized, she declared.  

Author: Njie Baldeh