Commissioner identifies negative peer influence, other factors militating against children
Delta State Commissioner for Secondary Education, Mrs. Rose Ezewu, has advised students and youths generally to shun drug abuse, sexual immorality, cultism and other social vices, saying they are the critical factors militating against their successes in life.
Ezewu stated this while speaking during an advocacy visit to schools across the state.
She enjoined students to desist from indulging in negative lifestyle that could ruin their lives, adding that children, in most cases, succumb to peer group influence to feel accepted.
Principal, Government Model Secondary School, Asaba, Dr. Obiajulu Eboka, commended Ezewu and Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education in particular for considering it important to conduct mentorship
programme for students on yearly basis.
Eboka, who also lauded officials of the state ministry of education, particularly the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education, Mr. Augustine Oghoro, and Director of Schools in the ministry, Mrs. Clementina Ojumah, pledged to continue to give the children positive reorientation about life .
Earlier, Oghoro who urged students in the area to develop positive attitude to learning, emphasised the strong need for students to embrace reading culture.
Oghoro told the students that they now have opportunity to attain greatness in life, adding that the ministry will do everything humanly possible to impact their lives, positively.