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Isoko community leaders fault sector, lament cultism, among youths


Community leaders in Isoko, Delta State, have lamented what they described as the inability of government to provide conducive environment and facilities to meet modern educational learning system that would assist the teeming youths in the area to meet the challenges of the 21st century.

The President-General, Isoko Development Union (IDU), Chief Iduh Amadhe, who stated this at a round table discussion, lamented that the government took over education from the religious bodies and failed in its responsibility to deliver quality education.He however added that the high rate of examination malpractice in Isoko land, and the nation at large, is another major factor affecting the education system.

Amadhe also lamented lack of parental care resulting from children born out of wedlock, it has encouraged survival of the fittest mentality among the youths which to cultism, arm robbery and other vices.He said: “The level of education development facilities in Isoko is still very low. The funding of Isoko schools to become digital age of the millennial and generation is lacking.”

“The Isoko students still operate the usual ways from ancient times through rote learning and individualized testing. We are still using absolute methods despite the significant changes in life characteristics between the older generation and the millennial, who are accustomed to technology.

“Lecturers and teachers in primary and secondary schools are not helping matters and the government on its part has not till this movement done nothing about it. Today, the love of fast ways of making money by our children has really affected our younger ones; the zeal to go to school has weaned. This means Isoko children are getting themselves involved in Internet scam, rituals, kidnapping, etc. All these we must warn our children against if we must secure a brighter future for our children.

“Again the government which has taken over education from the religious bodies that brought education to the black man through colonialism has failed to provide the necessary environment and facilities to meet up with the modern educational learning system that could be conducive for the Isoko children.”Amaidhe therefore called on parents, government, and stakeholders to collectively come together to invest in the education of Isoko children for a better future.

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