Hooliganism:Parents In Ogun Public Schools To Sign Undertakings - EDU-BIZNEWS


Friday, December 17, 2021

Hooliganism:Parents In Ogun Public Schools To Sign Undertakings

Parents in public secondary schools in Ogun State have been asked to sign undertaking on behalf of their children, as part of  measures to curb the disturbing trend of hooliganism, cultism and other unruly conduct among students and ensure peace both within and outside the school environment 

The State Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Prof. Abayomi Arigbabu made this known on Friday while responding to questions on  government's efforts to curb the menace,  during the defence of the Ministry's 2022 budget presentation before the members of the State House of Assembly Committee on Finance and Appropriation led by Hon, Olakunle Sobukanla at the Assembly Complex, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta.

Edu-Biznews recalled that the State Government ordered compulsory holiday of 12 public secondary schools 10days to first term holiday which started a week ago, following the ugly clash between students of Asero High School and Egba Comprehensive High School in Asero area of Abeokuta, during which the DPO attached to the Obantoko station of Nigeria Police Force was rushed to hospital after being stoned  while trying to intervene in the crisis 

But Arigbabu assured that government had redoubled its efforts at ensuring that the menace was nipped in the bud, saying  stakeholders including parents, teachers and the security agents had come up with different approaches that would holistically address the emerging misconducts amongst the students.

He explained that school based management committee was being put in place to serve as interdisciplinary source to track and report any act inimical to peace in school environment.

The Commissioner posited that the Ministry was equally reviving sporting activities to further engage pupils in extra-curriculum activites, in addition to the resuscitation of moral teaching during morning devotion in line with covid 19 protocols to teach moral education to address the prevalent immorality amongst students.   

He stated further that the Ministry would further empower secondary school principals and strengthened the School Based Management Committee towards profiling all pupils in the school to weed off the bad eggs among them.

Defending the Ministry's proposal for next year, Arigbabu intimated the lawmakers that a total of N6.094bn was the total expenditure for 2022, whic consisted of N3.129bn for capital expenditure and N2.96bn for recurrent expenditure, just as its revenue target was fixed at N2.28bn.

He explained that N2.50bn was being earmarked for the construction of 60 units of a block of three classrooms, 49 units of a block of 2 classrooms, eight units of technical workshops/science laboratory and rehabilitation of public schools across the State.

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