The Commissioner for Information,
Mr. Charles Aniagwu, has advised students in tertiary institutions to desist
from violence, cultism and examination malpractice.
Aniagwu gave the advice recently when members of the
National Association of Nigerian Female Students (NANFS) paid him a courtesy
visit in his office in Asaba.
According to the Commissioner, studying in school
environment comes with different needs, challenges but admonished them not to
use extracurricular activities to replace their studies.
He commended the student body for finding time to
improve the lives of other students with their programmes.
Aniagwu noted that government alone cannot fund
education, urging public-spirited individuals and well-meaning Nigerians to
join in ensuring quality education in schools.
“Once you come up with a great idea either as a student
or individual, it means you are contributing greatly to the growth of the
world,” he stated.
While noting that great ideas rule the world and not
money, the information commissioner assured the students of his ministry’s
support towards building a stronger Delta and the nation in general.
He urged them to collaborate with the main bodies that
address both male and female gender issues in the society.
Earlier, the President of the association, Miss Joan
Obi, commended the leadership quality of Mr Charles Aniagwu and his contribution
towards the building and actualization of a stronger Delta in line with
Governor Ifeanyi Okowa’s agenda.
Miss Obi added
that the association would embark on a sensitization campaign tagged, “Save
Education, Save the Future of the Nigerian Female Child,” saying that writing
materials would be distributed to different public schools in the country.