Igbogbo Youth Coalition & Igbogbo Students Union in Conjunction with Oreyo Grammar School Old Students Association organise “CAREER TALK & CAMPAIGN AGAINST SOCIAL MENACE IN OUR PUBLIC SCHOOLS” THEME: MY CAREER, MY PRIDE.
This career talk was Organized because of the incident that occurred with the female students of Oreyo Grammar School in a viral video on social media smoking shisha after school hours, Meanwhile, in a swift reaction the Lagos state government, through the Ministry of Education and Ministry of Youth and Social Development, subsequently, identified the female pupils and the school in the state.
The associations find the need to address this menace and curb, they don’t want such thing to occur with the students of the school again, by bringing best of speakers to motivate them and encourage them.
The Executive Chairman of Igbogbo Baiyeku LCDA BLDR. Olusesan Daini also talked on the THEME: MY CAREER, MY PRIDE. his Lecture goes thus:
1. The breakdown of value system in society has ungraciously ushers in menace in every facet of our lives and the younger generation is the major victim of it. The level of social menace in our society is undoubtedly at a precarious stage and every stakeholder have the onus of changing the narratives if we must have a future we desire and strive for. Our society is in danger and the source of the danger is the way we live; our value system and social engagement are directly opposite of the value system and social engagement we met when we were kids.
2. Today, it looks like the future blinks and tomorrow is uncertain if our present world social engagement is not reviewed and checked. In the recent time, there have been recurrent moral decline, decay in standards and dignity as characterized by excessive indulgence in pleasure, cultism, hooliganism, alcoholism, sex, smoking in our secondary schools; this is disheartening and it shows the failure of the major agent of socialization.
3. We all have roles to play. My focus is of course the Efforts of Local Council Development Area on Social Menace because government is a major stakeholder in curbing social menace and creating a society with high moral standard. However, it is important to note that the role of the government is predicated on the roles of the primary agent of socialization which is the family. Families have the primary responsibilities of shaping lives of their children and give them direction before government as an agents of socialization take the stage.
4. Our government’s efforts on Social Menace is a long and steady journey, it begins with our commitment towards education. Our target is quantitative and qualitative education. We have zero tolerance towards idea of out-of-school children. Primary education is actually free across the state, this is because we believe school as an agent of socialization that have the responsibilities of shaping the children lives also, and every out-of-school child is a potential victim of social menace.
5. We have created conducive learning environments for the children by building more classrooms and fences for the unfenced schools. We picked up out-of-school children on the streets and personally finance their education, the reason we do all these is to prevent them from being part of menace in our society. We all know that one of the biggest blessings Igbogbo kingdom has is the Igbogbo Students Union, our Government is wise enough to work with the leadership of the Students Union body to help reduce social menace and our partnership has been a great source joy to me. The younger generation imbibe a laydown moral standard that neutralizes menace. This is the reason we provide scholarships and bursaries for them to motivate them to pursue educational success and repudiate immorality.
6. Our efforts also extend to engagements with youth bodies like National Youth Council of Nigeria, Igbogbo Youth Coalition etc; these youth organizations are with clear-cut objectives of creating a peaceful and prosperous society. We support every youthful endeavor because this is the right thing to do. We know the importance of Sports in engaging the youths and we are taking advantage of it.
7. We setup security Joint Task Force to address head-on, the problem of violence, cultism and hooliganism in our LCDA, just to separate the good from the bad. To send clear statements to everyone what our stand is; which is directly against every social menace.
8. However, we are set to create a team to identify the link between the school children and youths with the menace tendency for us to be able to permanently break the link. This is an exercise that will involve National Youth Council of Nigeria, Igbogbo Youth Coalition and Igbogbo Students’ Union and other critical stakeholders. We will increase our efforts to drastically reduce menace in our LCDA and thus create a glorious future for our children.
9. These are our efforts geared towards addressing these societal menace so far and we remain committed to do more, God willing.
10. Let me use this opportunity to extend my gratitude to the organisers of this important programme for the initiative and also for inviting to speak here today. As an administration, we will continue to partner and support individuals and organisations sharing our vision for a better Igbogbo Bayeku LCDA and society at large.
The Executive Chairman also made a promise to give scholarship to the best WAEC student in the school from first year to final year of such student.
Mr. Adeleke Kara (Board Member, TESCOM). who treated the Roles of Teachers in Child’s Education ably represented by Mr. Bello the Principal of Oriwu Model college the teachings goes thus:
1. Teachers are expected to be parents surrogate for the students.
2. Teachers are expected to learn at every point of daily activities.
3. Teachers are expected to be efficient managers of the environment.
4. Teachers must be great motivation for students.
5. Parents are also expected to be teachers for their children.
6. Teachers should note that students cannot learn at the same rate, hence, more efforts are expected from both the teachers and parents on the development of all children.
7. On no circumstance, parents should not talk down on teachers at the present of their children.
8. Teachers are expected to be role models for the students. Education development of every society is a collective responsibility of parents, teachers, government, traditional council, as well as every well meaning organisation in a society like IYC.
Mrs Kalesanwo the Director General Lagos State Agency for Mass Education who is ably represented by Mr. Akin-Johnson Oladipo states:
“The Lagos State Ministry of Education is set to positively influence and reshape the present educational system in the State with the view to improving capacity and performance outcomes by redirecting and optimizing resources, designing effective policies, setting lines in order to maximize educational excellence and progressively move towards the attainment of the desired
quality education standards. The State is set to provide enriched educational experience for students in Schools through the provision of quality standards, pedagogy excellence, appropriate teaching methods or approaches, learning resources and instructional materials that are all
indispensable ingredients that guarantee high quality education leading to stimulating experience and excellent students’ performance.
Government is also responsible for the following:
– To establish adequate schools for students close to where they live. From records the State Government is not isolated from the 6-3-3-4 System of education and also operates the
National Curriculum on education as stipulated by the Federal Government of Nigeria. It is also on record that Lagos State has the highest number of both Primary and Secondary Schools in the Country.
– To make the environment of the School conducive for teaching and learning and give the students opportunities to learning and developing their own learning styles that is different from others.
– Ensure Safety in School premisesSafety is a concern for every parent, student and the school authority. Both teachers and students have the right to be in a secured environment while teaching and learning is taking place.
– To provide competent teachers who are both academically and professionally qualified to facilitate the teaching and learning in a more effective manner.
– The Government is to also
ensure that adequate teachers are employed, at least the ratio of a teacher to 40 students.
– To provide basic infrastructure and amenities that can facilitate learning
– To improve the standard of education to which will produce successful students.
– To transform education from primary levels which is the foundation of all levels of education up to tertiary levels through professional development and capacity building of all teachers in order to have successful students.
– To improve schools for effectiveness and successful students.
– To ensure that successful students graduate from our schools through effective school management and classroom process.
– The Ministry of Education, Education Districts, State Universal Basic Education Board etc. are to organize different competitions like quiz, debates and other educational co-curricular activities.
– It is the equally the duty of the Ministry of Education to encourage Schools to organize programmes that will enlighten students on sexuality education, drug abuse, rape, child abuse, cultism and child rights.
– It is the duty of the State Government to regulate and monitor all matters affecting Private Schools in the State.
It is therefore the responsibility of the Government to ensure that the above listed points are
captured in both the State and National Policy on Education.
Long Live Igbogbo Kingdom!
Other speakers are the representative of the Police who advise the students to shun cultism and drug abuse, while Mrs Ogunlewe and Mr. Adenekan Adegbenga.
According to Mr. Kunle Shopitan the Vice President of Igbogbo Youth Coalition Mr. He emphasize the importance of the program. “Making the students to know the danger in social menace, making them to secure a better future to build a good career for them and to extent. We invited professional from different fields, and I believe all what the Lecturers has taught them they will make use of it and turn a new leaf, and I’m impressed with turnout of the students”.
The events has the presence of Adeboruwa in Council and Notable leaders in Igbogbo, and Lagos State at large.