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FIDA Nigeria Task Schools, Govt on Children’s Rights
- Published on Friday, 03 June 2016 11:17
- Written by Ugonna Bestman Elerueanya
The International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA) has called on schools to enlighten children about their rights and responsibilities.
The chairperson of the FIDA Abuja branch, Mrs. Theresa Ngozi Ikenga, who spoke during her team's visit to the Junior Secondary School, Wuse Zone 1, said children were a precious gift and future leaders that should be taught their rights at a young age.
She said FIDA, having understood this, enlightened the children and distributed copies of the Child Rights Act to catch them young and put them on the right track.
“It will be better for the society if they grow up knowing that violence should not be encouraged. If it becomes their lifestyle and they live with it, the society will be at peace,” she said.
The school’s assistant head girl, Peace Bako Owolabi, who commended the FIDA for the initiative, said the students would put it to good use for the benefit of the society at large.
The school’s principal, Mrs. Ibrahim Aisha Yaman, said the visit of FIDA Nigeria would awaken the school’s child rights club.
She said the documents donated to the school would be used to teach students to eschew crime, violence, sexual and drug abuse and other illicit acts.