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Cleric warns against cultism, violence among youths

By Editor
31 December 2019   |   3:52 am
The Archbishop of Enugu Ecclesiastical Province (Anglican Communion), Rt. Rev. Dr. Emmanuel Chukwuma, has warned parents and students against cultism...

The Archbishop of Enugu Ecclesiastical Province (Anglican Communion), Rt. Rev. Dr. Emmanuel Chukwuma, has warned parents and students against cultism, examination malpractices and violence, urging parents and guardians to give quality education to their children with a view to making them responsive and responsible in life.

Chukwuma, who gave the advice while speaking at the dedication/commissioning of a three-storey school complex donated by Sir Emeka Okwuosa, to Dame Irene Okwuosa Memorial Convent, Oraifite in Egwusigo Local Government Area of Anambra State, said lack of proper care breeds cultism, violence and other anti-social vices among children.

The cleric noted that many parents have abandoned their traditional role of providing good parenthood and leadership to their children for acquisition of material wealth, adding that it was the failure of government in running qualitative education that prompted the return of schools to missionary for proper management and discipline.

He however commended Okwuosa, Founder/CEO of Oilserv Group, for his efforts at taking youths off the street and engaging them in developmental programs and training that will make them useful to the society.

Okwuosa explained that the foundation, which focuses on providing education, food, and health facilities, named the project after his mother in memory of her ardent belief in educating the girl-child. 

Okwuosa recalled that the ground-breaking ceremony of the project was held on July 8, 2018 during the 8th synod of the Nnewi Diocese, adding that the ultra-modern school complex has the capacity of housing 33 rooms, including 16 classrooms, one ICT room, a fully-equipped library, integrated studio and learning hub, crèche and kindergarten learning centre, a laboratory, art studio, medical and sports room.