Hard work inculcated in students enables mission school to record Success in examinations – Catholic Bishop

……Enlightens teachers on How to instill moral


The Catholic Archbishop of Metropolitan See of Lagos, Most Rev. Dr Alfred Adewale Martins, has tasked teachers to be exemplary models by being morally upright to be able to administe values in their students,he added that teachers who lack moral values and etiquette will not be able to ensure uprightness and discipline in the students.


The Cleric also noted the role of parents in moral upbringing of their wards and children and not leaving the role in the hands of teachers.


The Catholic Bishop spoke at the weekend during the unveiling of a new logo for the St Augustine College of Education, Akoka, Lagos., an institution owned by the Catholic Church.

Martins, who was the Chief Host at the event, said teachers, parents and the church have roles to play in stemming the tide of moral decadence in the society.

“I advocate that since it is in the school that children formed their habits and behaviours, those working there, especially the teachers, must be in the vanguard of moral regeneration in the society. Therefore, teachers must not lack the moral values they want their students to imbibe.

“The values include honesty, selflessness and working for the common good of all. Teachers, parents and the church must be alive to that responsibility. Parents must join in the crusade. This is not the time for anyone to feel unconcerned,” he said.

On why mission school students excel in examinations such as UTME, WASSCE and others, Martins said the spirit of hard work is usually inculcated in the students from the start.

He commended the management of the school led by the Acting Provost, Rev Fr Dr Vincent Olofinkua, for turning around the fortunes of the college positively.

Olofinkua, who said the new logo was designed by a student of the college, added that its programmes were all accredited, as it is affiliated to the University of Ibadan.

“We are telling the public that St Augustine College of Education is a place where they can get quality education for their children and wards. Despite being a private institution, our charges are very competitive because our focus is not on profit making, but to contribute positively to our society and use our services to propagate the gospel,” he said.

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