The vice chairman of Parent Teacher Association (PTA) of New Capital School, Asokoro, Chizoba Unaegbu, has noted that PTA can help in the school to grow to greater height through provision of infrastructure. He said this during the end of year and prize giving day of the school. He said that the school is excellent in terms of academic and sporting activities but needs publicity for more people to benefit from the quality staff and management of the school. Towards this end, the school has branded every vehicle in the school and has also produced stickers for stakeholders’ vehicles; all these were on the instance of the PTA. He took our reporter to play gadget the PTA bought for the school at the cost of over two million naira only.
A satisfied parent, Kesiena Theodore Obuotor said he chose the school for his children because he needed a school that has content and not a school the one that speaks just good English. He is of the opinion that good foundation matters in children upbringing. He told a story of how visitors to his house were saying that his son in nursery two was in primary two, just because the homework he was doing seemed like the ones for primary two in the eyes of the strangers.
In his welcome address at the occasion, the Head teacher of NCS, Mr. Augustine Nkwonta gave a brief summary of the achievements of the school in the year under review. He informed the audience that three pupils of NCS had outstanding performance in the National Common entrance examination. He said Fatima Zahra’u Umar, Boluwatife and Chiemeka Nwandu with the following scores; 169,168 and 167 out of 200 marks respectively.
He also told parents that school now engages the services of some plain clothe security operatives the safeguard the school on twenty four hour basis.
He commended the school Parent Teacher Association (PTA) for providing the school with play gadgets worth over two million naira only. He reminded parents that each pupil will pay a five thousand naira levy for construction of the school mini-stadium.
Finally, he admonished the graduating primary six pupils passing out to serious with their studies and work harder if they really want to succeed in live. “Beware of negative influences that abound in our world today. Remember your Alma-mater and be good ambassador of your Alma-mater”, he concluded.
The chairman of the occasion, Dr. Akeem Oyeyemi Lawal, the Senior Registrar in the Chemical pathology department of National Hospital, Abuja simply described NCS as the best in the elite schools in Abuja and above all moderately priced.
Another parent that graced the occasion is the ECOWAS Vice President, Dr. Toga Gayewea Mcintosh and said he had three options when he was looking for a school for his granddaughter and had to choose NCS after much comparison. “She has been fantastic and her progress fantastic”, he said. “She reads, writes and very articulate”, he added.