FG moves to stop school bullying – Daily Trust

29/08/2019 7:09:00 AM

FG moves to stop school bullying

FG moves to stop school bullying

Minister of State for Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, has said government would no longer tolerate school bullying because of its potential harmful effects on victims. Nwajiuba stated this in Abuja at a youths training event on anti-bullying organised by ‘I am the Future of Nigeria Youth Initiative,’ an interest group in collaboration with the Ministry of …

Minister of State for Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, has said government would no longer tolerate school bullying because of its potential harmful effects on victims.Nwajiuba stated this in Abuja at a youths training event on anti-bullying organised by ‘I am the Future of Nigeria Youth Initiative,’ an interest group in collaboration with the Ministry of Education, Federal Capital Territory Authority, Nigeria Police Force and the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC).

ADVERTISEMENTHe said that bullying was capable of stopping children from being productive and responsible members of the society, hence, the need to urgently address the ‘ugly phenomenon’ in the nation’s secondary schools.ADVERTISEMENTIn their remarks, founders of the initiative, Renee Okocha, 15 and Zara Okocha 20, also known as the Okocha Sisters, said the training was necessitated by their desires to end illiteracy and bullying by creating safe learning environments for students.

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Telegram Minister of State for Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, has said government would no longer tolerate school bullying because of its potential harmful effects on victims.Telegram L-R; Minister of State for Education Hon.Telegram The Minister of Police Affairs, Muhammadu Maigari Dingyadi, has reiterated the commitment of the federal government in tackling the insecurity challenges in the country.Telegram The Federal Government has commenced a week-long mop up verification exercise for ex-workers of former Nigeria Airways, who were not audited during the previous exercise.

Nwajiuba stated this in Abuja at a youths training event on anti-bullying organised by ‘I am the Future of Nigeria Youth Initiative,’ an interest group in collaboration with the Ministry of Education, Federal Capital Territory Authority, Nigeria Police Force and the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC). ADVERTISEMENT He said that bullying was capable of stopping children from being productive and responsible members of the society, hence, the need to urgently address the ‘ugly phenomenon’ in the nation’s secondary schools.2 million children, mostly in the rural areas, are said to be missing out on education due to a number of reasons which include cultural and socio-economic issues, bad influence as well as poor health. ADVERTISEMENT In their remarks, founders of the initiative, Renee Okocha, 15 and Zara Okocha 20, also known as the Okocha Sisters, said the training was necessitated by their desires to end illiteracy and bullying by creating safe learning environments for students. ADVERTISEMENT Odutayo Oluseyi, the Assistant Director, Media and Communications at the ministry, quoted Dingyadi as saying these at the official handing-over ceremony of the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Interior, Barr. Related . Another move by the government is the creation of a commission to oversee secondary education, expected to be inaugurated soon.