LAGOS – Mrs Iquo Ukoh, the Marketing Services Director of Nestle Nigeria Plc, on Saturday reaffirmed the company’s determination to promoting physical and health education among Nigerian children.
Ukoh made the statement in a speech she read at the inter-house sports competition of Child’s Will Private School, Lagos.
Ukoh, who distributed the company’s products to the pupils, said that the gesture was to promote health education among kids.
“Our policy is to responsibly communicate the importance of health education by sponsoring events in schools. ‘’
She said that Nestle had put in place corporate principles of encompassing communication with children.
“Directed by these principles, we conduct activities through sponsorship of events for children of six years and above in line with the World Health Organization standards,” Ukoh said.
The proprietress of the school, Mrs C.O. Oyewole, said that inter-house sport competitions were to ensure that kids were properly trained in all aspects of life through physical activities after classroom work.
Oyewole said there were three domains in education, the cognitive, the affective and the psycho-motive.
“Cognitive has to do with class work, affective with social activities while the psycho- motive is the physical education, ‘’ she said.
A parent in the school, Mr Chris Akhabue, said the issue of education should not be left to government alone, adding that parents should also contribute to enhance quality of education.
“Encouraging our children during events like this is part of enhancing qualitative education.
“Sports is a very good way of encouraging children, who knows they can be our Okocha and Finidi George of tomorrow, ‘’ Akhabue said. (NAN)