Cleric tasks government on moral instruction in schools
The Senior Pastor of Praise Arena, Pastor Jummy Adetoyese-Olagunju, has appealed to state governments across the country to reintroduce moral instruction as a main subject in the educational curriculum and set up programmes that would help in celebrating honesty, faithfulness and patriotism among youths within their states.
Olagunju made this known at the 2018 couple’s dinner organised by the church held at the weekend in Lagos. The programme tagged ‘Stronger Bond, Greater Joy’, brought together hundreds of families and featured song rendition, teachings, counseling, and prophetic declaration on homes.
According to him, we would only be building learned monsters that are not humane, honest and patriotic if moral instruction is not reintroduced back into the educational curriculum. He noted that there are more educated people in position of authority across the country but recent statistics shows that Nigeria is still high up in the global corruption index.
“People in position of authority were ordinarily citizens without any title or portfolio but how much of investment on sense of responsibility, truthfulness, respect for the rule of law and due consideration for the plight of others made on them would have made a big difference when they get to positions of authority,” he said.
Olagunju continued “we need to reintroduce moral instruction as main subject that will teach leadership, selfless service, patriotism, respect for rule of law, and compulsory community service which would prepare today’s children to become selfless leaders who will serve the Nation with love of the people in mind”.
He added that corruption will be nipped in the bud when honesty, and transparent lifestyle are celebrated and rewarded in schools across the country. He lamented that many youths join cultism and engage in nefarious activities because they are disillusion with the system that does not have reward for honesty and faithfulness, as corrupt people keep getting accolade for all the wrong reasons.
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