Daily Trust (Abuja)

14 December 2012

Nigeria: Muslim Centre Organises Seminar On Cyber Crime for Students

The management of Muslim Community Centre, Wuse, Abuja on Thursday organised a one day seminar on the dangers of cyber crime for the students and staff of Fou'ad Lababidi Islamic Academy as well as other institutions run by the centre.

Resource persons were invited from the UNICEF, United Nations, State Security Service and the NDLEA to deliver papers on the dangers of cyber crime to the young generation and the need for the youth especially those in schools to spend less time on internet.

Speaking at the event, the centre's governing board chairman, Senator U.K Umar, said the centre organised the seminar to sensitise the staff and the students of its schools about the numerous adverse effects of the globalisation, where technology is on its advance stage.

Represented by Alhaji Sani Usman Nasarawa, the board chairman, said if such adverse effects are not properly guarded against, it may lead to stunning of the dreams and aspirations of a great number of young students in the society.

Earlier, the Principal of the Fou'ad Lababidi Islamic Academy, Alhaji Ibrahim Aliyu Kperogi, appreciated the importance of Information Communication Technology (ICT) in the area of improving the cognitive development of the individuals.

He however cautioned that a system must be put in place to cushion the effects of its usage because such usage is being abused globally on daily basis.

In her remarks, Hajiya Rakiya Bamalli, the school's Vice Principal (Administration), assured that both the teachers and the students of the centre will make optimal use of what they learnt during the seminar.

Some of the students spoken to, described the seminar as very educative and commended the centre for striving to give them sound education and quality moral upbringing.

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