… We are the best in academic content, high moral standard – Pastor Inyang Tobby
… Our mission is to train the total personality – Director of Schools
It was a momentous celebration yesterday, Friday July 24, 2021, as Divine Seeds Schools and Ministries held their annual academic Graduation Ceremony/Cultural Heritage Day in one of the school campuses located at Ediam Street in Eket local government area of Akwa Ibom State.
In his opening remarks, the Chairman of Divine Seeds Schools and Ministries, Pastor Inyang Tobby, said the school is noted for best academic contents and high moral standards.
He thanked God for keeping both the children, parents and teachers alive to witness the event, saying the school will continue to be the head and not the tail.
Pastor Tobby emphasized that pupils and students from the school will continue to excel, advising them to disconnect from the spirit of the tail which signifies failure. He charged parents to take advantage of the next academic session to enroll their children.
Speaking at the event, the Director of Schools, Pastor (Mrs) Idaraesit Tobby said, the mission of the school is to train the total personality beyond academic content.
“Education is movement from darkness to light. It is the key that will open the doors to a bright future. That is why in Divine Seeds Schools, we have in our motto; training the world’s godly future champions. We don’t only concentrate on academic contents; our mission here is to train the total personality. The total child. A child who will go out there and be globally relevant. A child who will make us proud. So it is our duty in this school to ensure that the children are well groom according to the fear of the Lord,” said Pastor Idaraesit.
Quoting from Martin Luther King Jr. that, “Intelligent plus character are the goals of true education,” Mrs Tobby said that, Divine Seeds Schools was established to mould the child in totality, not only in academic content, but also in character. She commended both the pupils and teachers, saying “Year 2021 has been an exceptional year for all of us despite the restriction by Covid-19. The 2021 class has been incredible and wonderful.”
Pastor Idaraesit said that the success recorded so far was not earned on a platter of gold but through cumulative years of hardwork and perseverance.
“Our teachers have been very committed and I want to encourage them to continue to remain the champions. Hardwork is the vehicle that drives success. The success recorded in Divine Seeds Schools is as a result of judicious application of well structured and robust curriculum, alongside with pivotal leadership style and academic excellence. That is why we keep on encouraging our children to perform well in all aspect of human endeavours.” She stressed that, “Learning can only be said to have taken place when there is change in behavior.”
Speaking further on cultural heritage activities, Pastor Idaraesit said, it is aimed to let the children understand the topic they have learnt in their lessons at all categories: nursery, primary and secondary level.
“The essence of celebrating our rich cultural heritage is for the children to understand their culture and appreciate cultural diversity that exist among different cultures to spot out and identify the differences and similarities as characterized in their food, clothing, language, dance, lifestyle and all of that.”
Reflecting on the accomplishments of the school, Pastor Idaraesit said, “Some of our children have been going to competitions and they have been winning because of the kind of training we give to them here.”
She acknowledged the contributions by parents and teachers for their untiring effort to prepare the children for schools, helping them to do their homework and projects, noting that their uncompromising and relentless services in the discharge of their responsibilities has been the success story of Divine Seeds Schools.
The PTA Chairman, Mr. Emanuel Eshiet, said Divine Seeds Schools lead and other follow. He thanked parents for cooperating with the school management inspite of many challenges including Covid-19, saying the event is a remarkable one and the pupils are indeed future champions.
Eshiet congratulated the graduands from different sections, praying God to see them through in their academic pursuits.
The event featured cultural display by different ethnic groups, presentation of Scholarship Awards to three high school graduands, Montessori activities by crèche including dressing competition, three lettered words, numbering completion, and questions and answers by Prof. Karen Anthony.