‘Pupils need exposure to civic education’

Speaking with Daily Trust recently in Abuja during a training section for secondary school pupils in the Federal Capital Territory with the theme “The Nigeria of my dream”, he said there was the need to enlighten the younger generation on basic civic responsibilities in the society and how they can become law abiding citizens.
During the training section, Adesewo gave the pupils steps to follow when they want to build a country of their dream which are as follows; Stake out your identity by identifying the flag, anthem, map and name of the nation; Run the country by holding elections, have a government and lay down the law as well as meet the neighbours by joining international organizations.
In reaction to what was taught, some students said if they were given opportunities to rule their country, they would solve issues of unemployment, some others opined that they would control the population of the country to ensure that the resource made available would be enough for the citizens.
Some others insisted that good and quality education be given to the citizens while children in the streets would be taken off the streets and given proper education.
The organization donated books to the junior and senior section of the school hence, Adesewo said a project was given to students from about five schools in the FCT to write an article on ‘The Nigeria of my dream’ which would be collated, marked and awards would be presented.

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