By Ifeoma Ezenyilimba
The principal of the famous Catholic Diocese of Awka-owned Tansi International College,Awka (TICA), Rev. Fr. Paul Onyebuchi II, has advised families against paying lip services to their very significant and critical role they ought to play in the nature-nurture relationship and training of human persons.
Rev. Fr. Onyebuchi II, who gave the advice through his valedictory address for the graduation ceremony of the 14th graduating set of the college on July 15, 2018, described the family as a co-educational environment for every child.
According to the Awka Diocesan Catholic priest and school administrator, ‘Every person is a product one unique family or the other, and the family is essentially the very first school every child attends before he or she gets into the academic environment.
He urged parents, who were heads of the families, to do their best and give their children and wards that good and proper family upbringing they needed while they grow up very responsibly. The college principal exhorted families against playing lip service to the all-important role of human training, saying that such would constitute hindrance to the formators’ work of proper all round formation of the students and engage them in multi task responsibilities which some parents had neglected to carry out.
Fr. Onyebuchi II however, congratulated the families of some of the graduands that excelled in both character and learning for living up to their critical roles in formation of human persons, and by so doing corroborated positively with the college formators in the task of training and educating the students.
He commended the parents for the choice of TICA, and stated his conviction that the graduands would excel in future once they stick tenaciously to the moral, spiritual and religious values inculcated in them