27 January 2013

Nigeria: How to Stop Sexual Abuse in Schools - Rotary Boss

Parents have been told to give attention to the welfare and progress of their children.

Government is also urged to reinvigorate the inspectorate department in the education sector and school staff as a requisite for breeding responsible future leaders.

These submissions were made by the President, Rotary Club of Ikoyi Metro, Lagos, Rotn Dammy Matti- Balogun, along with the Assistant Project Director, Christianah Fate Foundation, Mrs Serah Oyerinde and the Headteacher of the Wahab Folawiyo Junior High School, Osborne Road, Ikoyi, Lagos, a co-educational institution, Revd. Isaac Dada Akinyanmi, at a one-day seminar on the theme: Sexual Abuse and Prevention.

At the event, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Ikoyi Metro and organized by the Christianah Fate Foundation, the need for the parents and guardians to monitor and guide their children from falling prey to sexual abuse, especially from bad peers that might influence them, was stressed.

Pupils were counseled to refrain from unholy habits and remain focused on their studies, for them to excel in their callings. Going through rigorous counseling and education on how to be responsible and successful in life, the session, which was divided into two, the boys and the girls, afforded the pupils; Oyerinde; and two volunteers, Mr Kingsley Ewhonarevia and Mr Rodney John; to x-ray the root causes and prevention of habits which deter pupils from reaching their set goals in academics and other callings. They therefore called on pupils and other stakeholders to partner with government and NGOs in fulfilling the expectations of the society.

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