Ogun rolls out strategies to combat misconduct in schools

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The Ogun government has mapped out strategies to combat misconduct among students across the state.

Prof. Abayomi Arigbabu, the State Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, unfolded the strategies during a news conference in Abeokuta on Tuesday.

He said that the issue of misbehaviour among students was a reflection of what was happening in the larger society.

The commissioner said the state government would not fold its arms and allow recurrence of ugly incidents that happened in some of its schools last term.

He said that government extended the resumption date from Jan. 4 to Jan 10, so as to strategise the more on how to checkmate nefarious acts among the students.

Arigbabu said that series of meetings were held with virtually all stakeholders in the education industry in the state in repositioning the schools.

He identified poor parenting, improper upbringing, issue of underage children, environmental factor, peer group influence and economic situation of the country as some of the factors responsible for  challenges in the schools.

The commissioner implored parents to play their roles in moulding their children to  become responsible students.

He said that the children spent more hours at home than in schools.

“It is important to note that issues of misbehaviour and misdemeanor are not something peculiar to schools in the state.

“What is happening is a reflection of what is happening in the larger society.

“We will continue to improve on the situation in our schools.

“We are addressing the issue of congestion in classes to promote effective and efficient teaching and learning process,” he added.

According to the commissioner, part of the measures put in place to curb indiscipline among the students is the reintroduction of extra curricular activities, Post Examination Entertainment Programme (PEEP) in schools and inter-house sports.

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