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Lack of attention for children fueling social vices – Sultan

Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar
Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar

The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, says lack of parents’ attention and relationship with their children is one of the factors fueling social vices in the country. 

He spoke in Abuja Monday at the unveiling of a book, Evolution of Day Secondary School in Nigeria, written by Dr Yakubu Gambo.

Sultan, represented by the Emir of Wase, Dr Mohammed Sambo Haruna, said parents should give their children the attention they deserve. 

“On behalf of our leaders, I am appealing to everyone (parents) to go back and do the needful. We need to go back and give our wards the attention they deserve.

“Some of the vices in our society today is because we have no relationship with our wards,” he said. 

Similarly, former President Olusegun Obasanjo, represented by the Vice Chancellor of the National Open University of Nigeria, Prof. Olufemi Peters, described secondary school education as a bridge between primary and tertiary education.

He said: “It’s a make or mar stage that determines whether the beginner shall indeed progress and attain the widely acceptable level of advancement and refinement to the league of the learned, which higher education confers.

“Many of us couldn’t have progressed into higher education in universities or polytechnics, without having made at least, an average grade in a secondary school.”

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