Cleric Tasks Govt on Need for Moral In­struc­tion in Schools

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The Se­nior Pas­tor of Praise Arena, Pas­tor Jummy Adetoyese-Ola­gunju has ap­pealed to state gov­ern­ments across the coun­try to rein­tro­duce moral in­struc­tion as a main sub­ject in the ed­u­ca­tional main­stream cur­ricu­lum and set up pro­grammes that would help in celebrating hon­esty, faith­ful­ness and pa­tri­o­tism among youths within their states. Ola­gunju made this known at the 2018 cou­ple’s din­ner or­gan­ised by the church re­cently in La­gos. The pro­gramme tagged 'Stronger Bond, Greater Joy', brought to­gether hun­dreds of fam­i­lies and Christians faith­ful which fea­tured song ren­di­tions, teach­ings, coun­selling, and prophetic dec­la­ra­tion on homes. Ac­cord­ing to him, “we would only be build­ing learned mon­sters that are not hu­mane, hon­est and pa­tri­otic if moral in­struc­tion is not rein­tro­duced back into the Nige­rian ed­u­ca­tional cur­ricu­lum.” He noted that there are more ed­u­cated peo­ple in po­si­tion of author­ity across the coun­try but re­cent sta­tis­tics show that Nige­ria is still high up in the global cor­rup­tion index. He opined that cor­rup­tion in lead­er­ship po­si­tion is wor­ri­some, and is be­cause the needed moral val­ues that are needed to have been in­stilled in them when they were or­di­nar­ily cit­i­zens are miss­ing thus, they can­not give what they do not have. Ola­gunju con­tin­ued, “we need to rein­tro­duce moral in­struc­tion as main sub­ject that will teach lead­er­ship, self­less ser­vice, pa­tri­o­tism, re­spect for rule of law, and com­pul­sory com­mu­nity ser­vice which would pre­pare to­day's chil­dren to be­come self­less lead­ers who will serve the Na­tion with love of the peo­ple in mind.”

L-R: Pas­tor Jummy Adetoyese-Ola­gunju, his wife, Pas­tor Funmi Adetoyese-Ola­gunju, the Pro­pri­etors of Ten­der­feet In­ter­na­tional School, Greenville Es­tate, Badore, Lekki; Dea­con Di­ran Fapo­hunda and his wife and his wife

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