Ebonyi: NOA partners tertiary institutions in students, youths' reorientation


By Moses Peter

 National Orientation Agency (NOA) in Ebonyi State Southeast Nigeria has commenced National Sensitisation  campaign against social vices in tertiary institutions for the the Southeast Nigeria.

The Director- General of NOA, Dr Garba Abari who was represented by the State Director of  NOA, Dr Desmond Onwo stated this during the Campaign in Ebonyi State College of Education Abakaliki, the State capital.

Dr Onwo said the campaign became necessary because of the lost in positive attitudinal behaviors of Nigerian youths.

"The campus focused campaign is highly imperative due to the myriads of social vices that have bedeviled the Nigeria tertiary institutions which includes; cultism, Examination malpractice, drugs and substance abuse, irregular migration and trafficking in person, sexual and gender based violence (SGBV) and the alarming trend of succide  amongst students"

Onwo said the Agency embarked on the Nationwide attitudinal re orientation based on  the menace in the society today.

"The Objectives of this this program are to re awaken the the consciousness of our students in tertiary institutions to embrace our national core values, creating Sustainable synergy between tertiary institutions and National Orientation Agency for values reorientation and to curtail the rising trend of social vices in tertiary institutions," Onwo explain.

He urged all Nigerians to shun immoral society filled with impunity  since it is a theat to the process of any nation.

The Assistant Program Officer from NOA head office Abuja, Mr Robinson Okechi charged students to always be of good behavior for better tomorrow.

The Provost Ebonyi State College of Education Ikwo, Professor Benedict Mbam, who was represented by his Deputy, Dr Azunku Francis thanked NOA for coming to kick off such attitudinal reorientation program in his school.

Dr Azunku pledged continuous partnership with the Agency to ensure that students embrace national core values.

The State Coordinator, Ebonyi State Action Committee on AIDS (EBOSACA), Dr Augustine Nwazunku encouraged students to avoid any risky behavior that could lead to destruction of their lives.

Dr Nwazunku advised the students to always go for HIV/AIDS test more especially each time they have unprotected sexual intercourse.

In appreciation, The President Student Union Government of the Institution, Comrade Awoke Chukwuma said the program would go a long way to reorient the students and youths at large.

Awoke called on students to make good use of what they have learnt in the program.

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