Culture is a way of life of a particular group of people or community. it is a social identity of a group of people. it is what distinguishes one community from the other. it is a tradition which includes,language, food, dressing, dance,songs, agricultural practices and lots more.
Most parents nowadays do not expose their children to the cultures and traditions of their people. this is quite disheartening. One can even discover that even parents leaving in the most remote villages, are in the habit of speaking foreign language to their wards. To what end I don’t really understand.
Suffice is to say here that we have to preserve our identity, our cultural heritage, our way of live, and this start from parents passing it on to their children.
Parents should as a matter of importance and urgency teach their children and make them to speak their mother tongue. They should find it expedient to expose their wards to the cultures of their people. this will help stop the eroding of the different cultures and traditions of the different tribes in our country Nigeria.Schools have a big role to play in this since the child spends more than three quarter of his time in school. Succinctly, most school are leaving up to expectations in this regard
Iit is very common this days to hear of schools cultural day or week in Nigeria. The 23th to the 29th of March 2019 witnessed a show of the different cultures and traditions of the different tribes in Nigeria in schools especially in Rivers State.
The cultural week events where so colorful and eventful showcasing amazing creativity in children and leaving the spectators stunned with mouth a gap in surprise and bewilderment. one begins to wonder and ask “Are these really children?”
I, in particular was taken a back by the marvelous and spectacular cultural dance displays by HOLY ROSARY COLLEGE PORT HARCOURT, RIVERS STATE. These students awed me on the 28th of March 2018.
I commend the staff and management of this school for a wonderful work Well done. I also urge other schools to emulate this applaud-able cultural exposition. I hope that more schools will engage in this annual cultural event come 2020.