At TSPC, Western, Islamic education are inseparable – Proprietress

Students of the Selected Preparatory Career College, Toll Gate, Ibadan making pomade and pipe-fitting in plumbing (inset) at their end of session programme/prize-giving day recently. PHOTO: MODUPE GEORGE

THE Proprietress of The Selected Preparatory Career College (TSPC), Toll Gate, Ibadan, Mrs Taiwo Adeyinka Asamu, has charged Muslim parents to ensure that their children do not only have access to qualitative Western education but also Islamic education for proper grooming.

She gave this charge last Tuesday during the 2016 prize-giving day of the school.

The reason behind setting up an Islamic-based school in Nigeria at such a time like this is to create a conducive atmosphere where our students can combine Western and Islamic education, so as to equip them at a very tender age with the knowledge that Islam is not for violence, killing, disturbances and wickedness, among other vices it is associated with today,” she noted.

According to her, any child brought up with such moral discipline would be adequately equipped about the religion and would grow up to become God-fearing, loyal, responsible, and in turn make his or her parents happy and fulfilled.

While giving the school progress report on the just concluded academic session, she stated that the year has been financially challenging, but that God has seen them through and different laudable projects have been executed in the school to create a better environment for learning.

“Our students really performed brilliantly this year. They went for many competitions and they won different awards for the school. Initially, we had just one borehole in the school, but we were able to dig another one. We have also installed solar system to support the means of generating electricity, with an additional standby generator.

“We now have our own transformer and have all the classrooms tiled. We also have invitations from certain schools abroad. All of these took place within this year.

She appreciated the staff of the school for their commitment, while she advised parents to encourage their children to practicalise all that they had learnt in school on household chores and to also encourage them in reading.

The principal of the school, Mr Shefiu Oyebisi, while explaining why the science-oriented school is giving priority to vocational training, he said, “We are following the vision of the school in raising self-reliant teenagers. That is why we invest more in our vocational unit, where we equip our students with vocational skill such as pomade making, pipe-fitting in plumbing, shoe making, weed show, among others.”

Speaking at the event, the chairman of the occasion, Mr Dawud Amoo Alaga, enjoined the students to embrace excellence and to always strive to be first in everything.

At the event, prizes were given to outstanding students. There were other presentations such as recitation of Holy Qur’an and Arabic poems, pomade making, pipe-fitting in plumbing, news-casting, among others.