Vanguard (Lagos)

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.

Ads by Google

Copyright © 2013 Vanguard. All rights reserved. Distributed by AllAfrica Global Media (allAfrica.com). To contact the copyright holder directly for corrections — or for permission to republish or make other authorized use of this material, click here.

AllAfrica publishes around 2,000 reports a day from more than 130 news organizations and over 200 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.