NHRC sensitizes FCT schools on human rights
National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has commenced a sensitization programme on the introduction of human rights studies starting with secondary schools in the FederalCapitalTerritory(FCT).
Speaking during the flag-off ceremony yesterday at Government Secondary School, Garki Area 10, Abuja, Director, Human Rights Education and Promotion, Muhammad Nasir Ladan said the school system should provide a platform where the dignity of every child is upheld, and also where knowledge about human rights is connected to the everyday experience of human rights in school life.
He said the programme is part of efforts to inculcate in the younger generation the need to respect human rights, adding that the school system plays a central role in preparing young people to understand, cherish and claim human rights.
Ladan hoped that the awareness raising activity will not only strengthen respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms, but will stimulate in the minds of students the urge to learn more about their civic rights and duties, which would engender a culture of respect for human rights in the country.
On his part, Executive Secretary of the Commission, Prof. Ben Angwe, said the primary objective of the human rights education was to promote learning, training and information dissemination aimed at building a universal culture of human rights and fundamental freedoms.
He advised students in secondary schools to imbibe civic education to be better citizens.