By Isaac Taiwo
The Proprietress of Christlight Special School for the Deaf, Mrs. Rachael Oluwatoyin Apeh, has appealed to the government to assist children with special needs with training aids that would make learning conducive.
Apeh, who spoke at the 10th graduation ceremony of the school, which featured choreography, dancing and tailoring which are some of the vocations taught in the school, lauded the pupils for their commitment to both education and vocational training. She appealed to parents to ensure that the brilliant ones continue their studies to the university level. “We give our pupils total education with a solid foundation in academics and vocational training thereby inculcating in them the spirit of entrepreneurship,” Apeh stated.
The Chairman of the occasion, Chief Lawrence Aina, called on the government as well as non-governmental organizations to support the children, as nobody knew what they coud become tomorrow.
“In developed countries, like South Africa, they focus on children who are found to be very sound in computer and technical skills but are deprived of facilities to aid their education. I call on parents to be role models for these types of children who learn majorly by emulating others,” Aina said.
The outgoing head boy, Oyinlade Joseph, appreciated the school for the opportunity to learn, while the outgoing head girl, Taiwo Praise, also thanked God for the opportunity of learning and appreciated the school proprietor, Mr. Samuel Apeh for his support.
In another development, the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria has approved the study of medicine and surgery at the Rivers State University. The council granted the accreditation after its visit to the institution. The council also increased the admission quota for the medical college from 50 to 100.
This was disclosed by the vice-chancellor of the university, Prof. Nlerum Okogbule while addressing journalists in Port Harcourt. The VC said “I’m happy to inform you that those on an accreditation visit in the medical and dental council of Nigeria between 30th of March and 31st of March 2021 at the college of medical sciences have given approval al for the training of medical students for the MBBS program.
“In addition, the council also approved the increase of admission quota from 50 to 100. I like to say that this is a rare feat for a new medical college and it is in recognition of the enormous infrastructural facilities and personnel engagement done by the Rivers state government.”