Jon Egie

Mrs. Agberia B. A

The first ever public school organized graduation ceremony for pupils of primary school in Ughelli North local government area was held by the authority of Oharisi Model Primary School III, Ughelli, Thursday, July 21, at the school premises.

The occasion was spiced by series of performances staged by pupils of the school ranging from poetry recitation, drama presentation, and traditional dressing display to swagger dance.

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Head teacher of the school, Mrs. Agberia B. A. used the occasion to prove that pupils of public primary schools could perform as well if not better than their counterparts in private schools.

She laid emphasis on the academic performance of the school pupils in some special subjects such as Home Economics, Art and Physical Education noting that the school has organized interclass sports competition to promote sports activities.

“Our Home Economics department has engaged the pupils in cooking of fried rice, making of chin-chin and fruit juice.

“The Art and Craft department is seriously affecting lives positively
and computer science is also taught in the school”.

She said every teacher in the school is up and doing to produce a total child so as to meet up with educational standard acceptable all over the world.

She however lamented that as one of the oldest in the LGA, Oharisi Model Primary School III parades some of the oldest school building in town without government’s attention being focused on renovating the
building.

“In fact one of the classes is now a death trap for pupils and as a result, the school management has relocated such pupils to join others making the classes unconducive for effective teaching and learning”.

She also complained of gross inadequacy of seats for the pupils and used the opportunity to appeal to the Chief Inspector of Education in the LGA, Chief Akporugo E.E. for intervention.

“I want to solicit the cooperation of materials and guardians in the
provision of learning materials for their children because some children come to school without writing materials while some even come to school with torn uniforms. This situation is not good enough” she said and charged parents to play their role to get the best for their ward.

Observing that most parents display lukewarm attitude towards the academic progress of their children, she urged parents to regularly check their children’s books at home and assist them in assignments given by their school teachers.

She called for assistance from the government, parents and
philanthropists to assuage the challenges facing the school as well as provide computer systems to boost the practical class of the school computer science department.

The occasion was graced by officers of the LGA, representatives of the ministry of education, representative of the Ovie of Ughelli, the NUT, teachers and head teachers of sister schools.

Highlight of the ceremony was the presentation of gift to the
immediate past head teacher of the school, Comrade Ovuorayebvie Wilfred.

In all, 20 pupils graduated from KG to Primary 1 while 136 Primary 6 Pupils passed out.