Ekiti SUBEB has decided to collaborate with NOA
News Rain gathered that Executive Chairman of the Ekiti State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), Prof Femi Akinwumi has stressed the readiness of the board to collaborate with the National Orientation Agency(NOA) in the “Occupy their hearts program” under which pupils in schools are encouraged to imbibe the Core National Values and respect the national symbols.
Ekiti SUBEB, NOA On National Values Among Pupils
Akinwumi gave the assurance while playing host to the State Director of the National Orientation Agency, Mr. Rotimi Omotosho in his office in Ado-Ekiti.
He said: “All hands must be on deck to restore the core national values of hard work, patriotism among Nigerians particularly among children and the youths whom he described as the leaders of tomorrow.”
Lamenting the social vices that have dominated the society, Akinwumi said: “Some social vices such as examination malpractices, cutting corners, internet fraud had eaten deep into the fabric of society called for concerted efforts to tackle the menace’
“Ekiti people are decent, forthright, honorable, and hard-working people who detest dishonesty, laziness and cutting corners. Somewhere along the line, some of these vices crept into our society.
The present administration in the state is committed to bringing back the lost glories of Ekiti people in Education, research, and other spheres of human endeavor. The administration of Dr. Fayemi is particularly committed to restoring the lost values of Ekiti people”, the SUBEB Chairman noted
News Rain also gathered that Ekiti SUBEB Chairman assured the NOA director that the 908 primary schools in the state would key into the program which according to him are in tandem with the values orientation agenda of the Fayemi administration in the state.
The program that is designed to make children and youths internalize the nation’s core values and always respect the national flag, national anthem as well as protect the national assets and symbols believed to be one of the core agenda to restore Nation value.