A retired Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) and Chairman, Board of Governors of Tower of Ivory Schools, Prince Udom Udo Ekpoudom has said that apart from drastically reducing over head cost to lessen the impact of the current economic recession in Nigeria, business owners can continue to survive if they don’t allow the situation wipe-out the passion necessary to withstand storms.
He stated this yesterday when Parents, pupils and staff of Tower of Ivory Schools, Idoro road, Uyo, gathered to relish the joy of Christmas through talents expressed by the pupils.
The Chairman maintained that “Indeed the recession is real in every home and business and one of the first quick steps to take is to manage finances well, ensuring that those things which are not needed are avoided while things which can be substituted at a lower cost but would offer similar satisfaction are prioritized. But beyond this, there is what I will call the God factor in surviving at this critical period. If one trusts God and becomes even more passionate about what he or she does, then you can reduce the heat of recession or depression”
According to him with the right passion, it was possible for a business plan to become even more creative, thereby exploring the latest talents that were hitherto not put into use.
He said that “the Christmas carol/end of year party organized for the pupils in Uyo could not have been affected in anyway by the recession because training children is my passion and I will take any cost to give them the best. The entire world already knows that in academics, morals, skills and sports our students are the best. So, I had to give them opportunity through this Christmas carol to show the talents that we are building”.
The colourful Christmas carol/end of year party was on occasion at which the pupils showed exceptional skills and talents.
Parents teachers and guests were thrilled to exceptional Christmas carols which had the English and Ibibio blend. Furthermore, the Dakkada creed was recited in English and French; a feat not yet achieved by any other school in the state.
Pupils played the various instruments while various classes; from pre KG to Grader 5 presented songs which thrilled the guests.
The pupils in a most convincing way presented a drama in which they showed that through the teaching of morals in Tower of Ivory Schools, it is possible to deal with drug abuse issues and urged parents to enroll their children in the schools.
The Head of primary school, Idoro, road, Uyo, Mr. Uduak Ekwere said in the one year of the school’s existence, the professional teachers in its employ have moulded the pupils in all areas to make them the best.
Ekwere noted that “if in one year, your children can achieve the much you have observed, then you can be sure that in the coming year they will be even more wonderful”
He urged parents to assist the teachers and school to make the pupils world class by assessing their results and giving a feed back to the school for further improvement.
The parent Teachers Association (PTA) Chairman of the School, Mr. William Mbuk who was represented on the occasion by Mr. Albert Bassey said the PTA was happy with the output of the elementary school in Uyo only one year after it was established.
She urged parents to continue to collaborate with the teachers and management for the school to retain its highly prized position as a leaders in the education sector.
Mr. Mbuk pledged that the PTA will not relent in offering all assistance necessary to the management for the effective training of the pupils.