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LASG Sensitizes School Children On Dangers Of Cultism

In a bid curb crime and other cult related activities in the State, the Lagos State Government, LASG, has called on parents, teachers, media, religious institutions and the society at large to come together and address the increasing menace of cultism among school children.

This call was made by the Tutor General/Permanent Secretary of Education District IV, Mrs. Lola Are-Adegbite during the kick-off of series of sensitization programmes on the dangers of cultism organised for secondary school students by the Ministry of Youth and Social Department School Social Services Department.

The Permanent Secretary, who spoke at Education District IV New Era Girl’s Secondary School, Surulere, Lagos, revealed that cultism could be curbed through inculcation of right ethical standards from parents and value re- orientation of youths, especially teenagers. She stressed that children must have good peer groups and be wary of the bad influencers in order to build good, acceptable and Godly characters.

Are-Adegbite opined that establishing an ‘anti-cult club’ for those who will boldly say “NO” to cultism in schools would also be of immense advantage in the drive to nip the menace in the bud.

In her words, “organizing skills acquisition training for youth (which the State Government is already doing) in order to inculcate the spirit of self-esteem and reliance in them would also help in curbing the menace of cultism among school children just as the popular saying goes that an idle hand is the devil’s workshop.”



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