Nosa Akenzua, Asaba
Ika North East Local Government Education Secretary, Mr Christopher Ekamagule, said education remains the greatest weapon for self-actualisation.
Ekamagule made the assertion during the launch of a book titled, “Education” written by 11-year-old Miss Naomi Lawrence in Umunede, Ika North East Local Government Area.
Ekamagule, who expressed delight in the writer’s ability to come up with a book inspite of her age, commended her effort, saying that she had already carved a niche for herself.
“The outcome of this book was largely as a result of education. Talent is good but education mixed with talent will doubtless produce good results which is why we are here today”.
“Miss Lawrence has acquired education that has empowered her to discover her talent and that is self actualization,” he said.
Continuing, the Education Secretary enjoined students to emulate Miss Lawrence by contributing their quota to the growth and development of the country, especially in the education sector.
While calling on parents to endeavour to create time for their children, he maintained that the society stood to benefit from the quality of well breed children.
In her remarks, Miss Naomi Lawrence revealed that the live she developed over time for education and learning was what motivated her to write the book.
According to the Ute-Ogbeje-born writer, human beings were incomplete without education and urged parents to prepare their children for the future by sending them to school.