An educationist, Mr Abdul-Azeez Bamigbade, has advised parents to always give preference to the educational development of their children over material acquisition and social engagements.
Bamigbade of the Centre for Continuing Education (CCED), Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye gave the advice while addressing parents at the Family Picnic organised by the Young Muslims Association (TYMa), Oyo State Chapter on Monday, June 26, 2017.
Bamigbade noted that a lot of parents perpetrate grave damages to the life of their children due to priority misplacement.
He said parents must realise that they do not need to be very rich to get their children properly trained if they are truly committed to it, rather than a blind acquisition of wealth, which he described as ephemeral.
“The most important asset in the life of a nation is its human resource. The family is thus responsible for bringing up the children that will take our country to greater heights”.
Parents relief experiences
One of the parents, Mr Qamarudeen Salahudeen who attended the fun-filled event remarked that the event ‘is a rare opportunity for Muslim families to partake in social funfair without committing sins or nursing any fear of securing Allah’s wrath via unIslamic activities.
Another parent, Hajiyah Fatimah AbdulGaniyy who had attended the event for the last five years lauded the Young Muslims Association (TYMa), Oyo State Chapter for providing an avenue to unwind outside the home during the festive periods under the banner of Islam.
The State Co-ordinator of TYMa, Muzammil Salahudeen, commended Muslim parents for trooping out with their children to attend the programme held at the Shoprite Amusement Arcade, Ring Road, Ibadan,
Muzammil said the programme remains one of the contributions of the faith-based organisation to the positive engagement of Muslim children during a period that is prone to youth delinquencies and exuberance.
By Kamarudeen Salawu, Ibadan