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Easter/Holidays: House Committee Urges Parents, Guardians To Monitor Children

Posted: Mar 25, 2016 at 2:15 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

Mr Lanre Ogunyemi, Chairman, Committee on Education, Lagos State House of Assembly on Friday, urged parents and guardians to keep close watch on their children during Easter season and second term holidays.

Ogunyemi gave the advice in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos.

The law maker, who represents Ojo Constituency II in the House, said that monitoring their of children became necessary considering the security challenges in the country.

“The Easter period and second term vacation are here; parents must monitor the movement and activities of their children.

“There is always the temptation of wanting to exhibit some forms of indiscipline; they must be closely monitored.

‘’Parents should know where their children go and the group they keep.

“Some of them would want to go on fun trips like visiting the beaches, attending parties and others; all these must be monitored for their safety,” he said.

Speaking on discipline in schools, Ogunyemi said that the state government would not encourage or condone any act of indiscipline on the part of students and teachers.

“The Lagos State Government has read riot act to schools that it would not condone indiscipline. Discipline in our schools is sacrosanct.

“The essence of education is to build a disciplined, uprightly and morally sound human being, both in character and in disposition.

“The essence of school is not only to acquire knowledge; knowledge without discipline is not complete.

‘’Most of our schools are being closely monitored to ensure there is discipline,” he added.

He attributed most of the ills in the society today to lack of discipline.(NAN)