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Doma (Nasarawa State), April 24, 2019 The Andoma of Doma in Nasarawa state, Alhaji Ahmad Aliyu-Ogah, has urged parents to be very close to their children with a view to  monitoring their movements, behaviour, checking the kind of friends they associate with.

 

Aliyu-Ogah made the call on Wednesday while receiving members of the Nasarawa State Task Team for School-Based Management Committee in his palace in Doma.

He also advised the parents to seek assistance of neighbours, teachers, religious leaders or even security agencies where they suspected that their children were derailing.

The Emir noted that most social vices committed by youths would be reduced, if they had parents that were close to them and had become their confidants

“If parents are concerned about the welfare and lives of the children, they will notice when such children start behaving strangely; they will know when such children start going astray.

“Once the parents notice that, they  should  immediately intervene and make sure that bad friends responsible for such strange behaviours, are pushed away,” he said.

On the declining standard of education, the Andoma said it would improve if parents support the government in the areas of counseling and monitoring their children’s educational pursuit.

He also urged parents and to enroll their children in school to acquire western and religious education.

“The children need the western education to grow, socially and economically while the religious education will improve their moral standard for honest leadership.”

The first class traditional ruler said it was the duty of every stakeholder and parent to complement government efforts in making the society better by contributing their quota to the development of the education sector.

He added that no society would achieve meaningful progress without sound education.

Aliyu-Ogah thanked the committee members for the visit and assured them of his support for the development of the education sector in the state.

“Education is the bed rock of any society, as knowledge is power,

“It is the leeway to success in life and a route to escape from poverty box,” he said.

The monarch called on his subjects to support government policies and programmes in order to enjoy more dividends of democracy.

Earlier, Mr Abdul Sale, the Chairman of the committee, said that the visit was an advocacy one aimed at  seeking the support of the monarch in improving the standard of education in the state.

He said that Federal Government committee with the intention of improving teaching and learning in primary and post schools across the country.

The chairman also told the monarch that the aim of the committee was to ensure the uplift of the standard of education in the state.

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