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NGO, NAPTIP, Others Advocate School Based Education For Drug Prevention



NGO, NAPTIP, others advocate school -based education for drug prevention

A Non governmental organization (NGO),Motivator’s Crib Africa, has advocated for a school based education policy which will prevent drug abuse among students in public and private schools across states of the federation.

The NGO made this known through it Executive Director , Mr Nwokocha Chijioke, during a- day ” Drug – A – Thon ” programme organised for some selected public and private schools in Osun on Friday .

Chijioke said objective of the programme was to create an approach to developing ideas that would strengthened drug preventions through arts and crafts in schools.

He said that knowledge acquired in the drug-a-thon meeting would go a long way in educating and boosting the morale of students against drug abuse and human trafficking.

According to him, students should learn to stay away from drugs in order to be a worthy ambassadors in the society.

Chijioke further said motivation crib africa was on a quest on leaving no one behind in the fight against drug abuse and human trafficking by fostering inclusivity and amplifying voices that have been unheard.

“We have contributed to different policy dialogues and practice shifts, initiated safe communication and non-judgemental space for survivors of these social problems and/or Most-at-risk and undeserved Populations.

“Also, we have created viable affiliate network structures that had encouraged youths to engage in community service and development.”

He , however, encouraged participants in the Drug-a-thon

In his address of welcome, Zonal Commander, National Agency for Prohibition of Trafficking of Persons ( NAPTIP ), Mr Ajaegbu Chinedu said the need for stakeholders’ support in the fight against drug abuse and human trafficking become paramount.

Chinedu said many students have fallen victims of various abuses through labour exploitation, sexual exploitation, bad peer groups and other negative societal vices without any sense of reasoning or suspiciousness .

According to him , the need to join hands together to fight the menance is paramount for the safety of the society .

Also, the Assistant State Coordinator , National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Mrs Yetunde Yofaha said teaching in classroom was not enough to curb drug abuses and human trafficking.

Yofaha said the need to use creative arts and crafts in schools would help in increasing awareness and also educating students and teachers.

She identified poor parental guide as one of the indices contributing to drug abuses among students which should be addressed timely .

Hammed Tajudeen is a graduate of Osun State Polytechnic, Iree with Higher National Diploma (HND) in Mass Communication