Education crisis response’s plan ‘ll guarantee security of lives – FOMWAN

..says BBN, a major contributor to moral decadence

Government at all levels have been urged to articulate education crisis response’s plan which will ensure security of life in the Schools and the Nation at large.

The Federation of Muslim Women’s Associations of Nigeria (FOMWAN) made the call in a Communique issued at the end of its 36th national conference held in Abuja, the federal capital territory.

The Communique, which was signed by the National Amirah, Hajia Halima Jibril and the National Public Relations Officer, Dr Sumaye Hamza, a copy of which was made available to the press also observed with dismay the issue of over 12 million out-of-school children on the streets.

It calls on SUBEB to leverage on the structures of the association who it says has the capacity to support in stakeholder mapping and community mobilisation to bring more children to school.

While expressing concern and dissatisfaction over the large number of vulnerable children roaming the streets as Almajiris, FOMWAN charges the Northern Governors Forum on the need to provide a broad education which builds spirituality, skills and capacity for proper engagement and empowerment of the children to take them off the streets.

It observes the low participation of FOMWAN in the field of science and technology as it advocates the establishment of an all-female science-based high institutions with adequate security.

In addition, the association emphasises the need for more women to register for their voters’ card and to ensure that their vote counts while advocating an inclusive governance at all
levels.

FOMWAN observes with concern the persistent occurrence of COVID-19 across the country, advising on the need to adhere to the official protocols.

It describes the Big Brother Naija (BBN) programme as a major contributor to moral decadence in the society, noting that more emphasis be laid on Technical and vocational programmes that have been incorporated into the curriculum at all levels of educational system in Nigeria.

It attributes the level of moral decadence in the society to improper parental guidance, negative use of social media as well as some programs in the broadcast media which it decries has increased the rate of crime.

FOMWAN advises on the urgent need for extra skills beyond one’s profession such as social, technology, communication and conversational, conflict resolution, tolerance which it says must align with Islamic tenets.

It condemns display of wealth amidst poverty which provoked undue strife, hence, demanding for caution and restraint against the flagrant
display of affluence.

The conference however, observes the devastating effects of COVID-19 on the economy as it charges women generally to key into Government and Non-
governmental interventions to enhance financial inclusion and economic
wellbeing of households.

Published by WonderLady

Journalist, Educationist, Writer, Human Rights Advocate

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