The forum gave the advice in statement by its Chairperson, Chief Mrs Keziah Agundu and its Secretary, Mr Gabriel Labeh,.
The forum said that counselling children and wards on the dangers of social vices would help prevent negative behaviour in the society.
The News Agency of Nigeria Social vices affect the society as a whole and the individual in particular.
The mental, physical, academic, moral aspects of an individual are almost always negatively affected.
The forum noted that more and more students of the university were getting involved in cult activities.
It, therefore, urged parents to ensure that they opened their children’s eyes to the negative impact such activities could have on their children and wards.
“This comes up on the heels of the recent drowning of two students of the university in River Benue.
“The forum, therefore, advise parents to make concerted efforts in counseling their children and wards against cultism and other vices.
“The students should as well guard against involvement in cult activities and other unethical behaviours and face their studies,” they said.
The forum appealed to the management of the university and the Benue Government to waste no time in addressing the issues raised by the BSU chapter of the Academic Staff Union of Universities for the benefit of the students, staff, and the institution at large.
It said that by so doing all stakeholders would be able to avoid incessant strikes in the university.
“The forum advises the university management to henceforth engage with parents and guardians on issues of payment of fees and not students, as payment of fees is essentially a prerogative of parents and guardians,” it said.
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