OMOLUA, IGBANKE (Ika Weekly) – As Primary and Post-primary Institutions in Edo State resume academic work for the 2007/2008 session on the 10th of September 2007, Igbanke General Youths Association led by Chief Edosa M.O at its monthly meeting held recently at Omolua, has resolved to help the school authorities wage war against late coming to school by pupils and students in Igbanke.
Accepting education as a veritable vehicle by which socio-cultural, political and economic development can be achieved, the association warned against perpetual late coming to school, as it attributed late coming to the unfortunate attitude of the officials of Ministry of Education, parents/guardians, school heads, and teachers.
The Association alerted the general public of the danger inherent in late-coming, pointing out that the attitude could contribute to laying poor foundation in life, because of the cumulative effect of missing lessons daily in the school. It warned pupils and students against the danger of not finishing the school syllabus, and getting drowned in such anti-social behaviours as cultism, unwanted pregnancies, smoking and examination malpractices.
In order to curb late coming in schools in Igbanke, the association advised school heads to emulate the authorities of Igbanke Mixed Junior and Senior Secondary Schools who awarded prizes to well-behaved students at their prize-giving day celebrations held recently.
The association advised The Inspectorate division of the Ministry of Education in Edo State, to wake up from their slumber, as parents were also advised strongly to monitor their children and wards who go to obituary wake keeping ceremonies and night movies.