Mother sits UTME with son to challenge him, Ohanaeze lauds mom’s action
The leadership of Ohanaeze Ndigbo in Lagos has appreciated a Nigerian woman who competed in this year’s Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) with her son for exemplary parenting.
The body took the step after news broke that Buchi Michelle Okoye registered for the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board exam and competed with her son named Precious Chinemerem Okoye.
While her son scored 243, the mother scored 230 in aggregate. The news quickly went viral, generating numerous reactions from Nigerians
Now, the news of the woman’s action got to Ohanaeze Ndigbo in Lagos and she was invited so as to be appreciated.
Speaking in a video, the secretary of Ohaneze Ndigbo in Lagos, Everest Ozonweke said:
“When we are talking about family values, you challenged your own child to be more determined in that examination. For the fact that the mother is going to take, there is a challenge within.
“So I want to appreciate you. I wish parents will learn from this. That our wards out there, if they go through JAMB, they may not make. But if they know that my mummy has a kind of interest in this thing, I must make sure I get over her in this examination.
He puts extra strength in making sure that he studies more and by the end of the day he was able to make it, 243.”
On his part, the Vice President of the group in Lagos, Chief Vitus Uzoh said:
“I wish to congratulate Madam Buchi for laying a very good example. It’s a very big challenge to the parents because instead of maneuvering to get their children through. This is practical, this is how it should be. Challenge those children, tell them it’s possible.”
CONTRIBUTED BY: Musa Adekunle