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Hooliganism: Ogun govt mandates parents to sign undertaking for students



The Ogun State government has made parents and guardians of students in its public secondary schools sign an undertaking that their children and wards would not engage in hooliganism.

Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Abayomi Arigbabu, told journalists on Saturday that the development had ensured peace within and outside school premises.

“To cap it, we decided that parents must sign an undertaking of good behaviour by their wards on their behalf as schools resumed for the Second Term.

“Warrants were also made to confirm that whoever came to sign for the students would be ready to submit erring ones or subject themselves to all forms of discipline in school,’’ Mr Arigbabu said.

The undertaking is one of the strategies adopted by the state government to arrest hooliganism and other unruly conduct among students.

The commissioner stated that the government had redoubled its efforts at ensuring that hooliganism and thuggery were brought to an end in its schools.

He said that the government engaged stakeholders including officials of the ministry, headteachers, principals, security agencies, teachers unions and parents to address misconducts by students.

Mr Arigbabu added that the state government had also set up counselling centres to take care of students who misbehaved and needed attention and rehabilitation.

In November 2021, rampaging secondary school students in Abeokuta smashed the head of a police chief who was leading his men to quell an inter school riot.


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