Pro­pri­etor ad­vises par­ents on kids’ pro­tec­tion

The Punch - - EDUCATION - Femi Makinde

The Pro­pri­etor of Chlo­eville Schools, Agege La­gos, Mrs Vic­to­ria Aji­bola, has urged par­ents to pay closer at­ten­tion to the kind of peo­ple they re­lease their kids to avoid mak­ing them vic­tims of sex­ual preda­tors.

Aji­bola said sex­ual preda­tors are on the prowl ev­ery­where, stress­ing that some of the fa­mil­iar peo­ple to chil­dren were some­times ‘wolves in sheep cloth­ing.’

Speak­ing in an in­ter­view with our cor­re­spon­dent in La­gos on Thurs­day, Aji­bola said par­ents should in­ves­ti­gate and know de­tails about those whose par­ents re­lease their chil­dren to.

She said, “Some par­ents just en­gage the ser­vices of com­mer­cial mo­tor­cy­clists or tri­cy­cles rid­ers they re­ally do not know and ask them to be trans­port­ing

chil­dren to and from school ev­ery day.

“I know that the sit­u­a­tion of the coun­try is not mak­ing many par­ents no to have enough time for their kids but we all have to be more care­ful. There are devils in hu­man forms ev­ery­where now and this is alarm­ing. Par­ents should know very well who they en­gage as do­mes­tic work­ers, driv­ers, okada rid­ers and so on.

“School should also be vig­i­lant and in­ves­ti­gate the teach­ers they en­gage and other work­ers in their schools. Par­ents should also al­ways ob­serve their lit­tle kids and make them­selves ap­proach­able to their kids so that they will not suf­fer in si­lence.”

Aji­bola stated fur­ther that par­ents should also pay at­ten­tion to the aca­demic works of their chil­dren and to as­sist their kids in get­ting their home­work done.

She said this would pre­pare such pupils bet­ter ahead of class.

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