Prin­ci­pal seeks law pro­hibit­ing mi­nors from in­ter­net

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Chris­tiana T. Alabi

The Prin­ci­pal of Di­a­logue Girls Col­lege in Kaduna, Mrs. Sak­i­nat Nasir, has ad­vo­cated the en­act­ment of a law to pro­hibit un­der­age chil­dren from us­ing in­ter­net.

Speak­ing at the 4th An­nual Speech and Prize Giv­ing Day and 2nd JSS 3 high school grad­u­a­tion cer­e­mony of the Col­lege in Kaduna, Mrs Nasir said in­ter­net use had neg­a­tive in­flu­ence on stu­dents and lamented that the rate at which chil­dren were vis­it­ing in­ter­net plat­forms such as face­book, in­sta­gram, what­sapp and snapchat was in­creas­ing alarm­ingly and the habit was caus­ing dis­trac­tion and af­fect­ing their aca­demic per­for­mances.

“The great­est chal­lenge we en­coun­tered this school year was the in­flu­ence of the so­cial me­dia on our stu­dents as many of them got re­peat­edly dis­tracted by the nu­mer­ous plat­forms,” she said.

She said her col­lege had made a law bar­ring stu­dents from com­ing to the school with hand­sets and iPad, among oth­ers.

She said the Col­lege, the first Is­lamic Girls Col­lege in Kaduna, of­fered a com­bi­na­tion of Is­lamic and West­ern ed­u­ca­tion “to pro­duce the 21st Cen­tury women that will be morally and aca­dem­i­cally sound.”

Also com­ment­ing, the Sole Ad­min­is­tra­tor of the Col­lege, Mal­lam Dikko Shehu said the col­lege board was alarmed by the man­ner Nige­rian stu­dents used in­ter­net fa­cil­i­ties for neg­a­tive pur­poses. “This trend has to be checked with all ur­gency,” he stressed.

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