4 May 2012

Nigeria: 'Sending Children to Schools Not Enough'

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Parents should see the education of their children as their primary responsibility and not to be leave everything in the hands of teachers and school environments.

The Director, Marcaz Tarbiyatul Muslimeen (The Muslim Training Centre) Kuje, FCT, Ustaz Shamsudeen AbdulAzeez made the comment while speaking at the 5th Walimatul Qur'an of the school.

He advised parents to ensure that they monitor the activities of their children even after schools.

"Sending our children to Islamic and western schools is not enough if we don't monitor and see that the right knowledge that will bring the value of education to their benefits is inculcated into them. Our children can then benefit from the reformation and consolidation of the schools," he said.

Speaking also during the event on the "Importance of knowledge" a lecturer at University of Abuja, Dr. Suleiman Alabi Yusuf warned that being outspoken or learning to speak many languages fluently is not a sign of being knowledgeable.

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