Workshop on Addressing Violence in our Schools and Society for Students/Teachers
The workshop/seminar with some selected Secondary School to address the issue of violence in our Schools/Society and nurture a Re-Integrated, Transformed and developed society of Ethics, Integrity, and Respect for Human Rights for National development
The Work/Seminar exposed them to the inherent benefit associated with knowing and enforcing their Human Rights but also enhance their ability to seek, redress when such rights are violated or about to be violated, and to be ethical in their activities.
The workshop took place on the 19th Nov 2014 at the media centre of Ahmadu Bello Stadium Kaduna State.
Participants were drawn from five (5) Secondary Schools within Kaduna metropolis.
The Schools were divided evenly for proper assimilation two (2) Private Schools and three (3) Government Schools. Upon the arrival of the students accompanied by their teachers to the venue of the workshop, the program started with accreditation/registration of the participants which followed immediately with an opening prayer and recitation of the Nigeria National Anthem to show a mark of respect to the country that bound us together in unity, peace and love after which the welcome address was read by a staff of African Ethics and Theatre Reformation Initiative Zonal office in Jos the Plateau State capital Mr. Victor Lukas.
The Honorable Commissioner of Education declared the workshop opened; a cultural dance display was next from one of the participating schools.
Next was the presentation of awards to personalities who have distinguished themselves in their field of endeavor towards the growth and has also those who have contributed immensely to the growth and development of the educational sector amongst who is the Honorable commissioner of Education Kaduna State.
The first paper presentation was by the National Orientation Agency who presented a paper on addressing violence in our school and society using ethics and values to enhance students'/ teachers' relationships. Kaduna State Aids Control Agency presented the second paper on HIV/AIDS Discrimination/Stigmatization and drama was up next and one of the participating schools took to the stage to perform a drama on drug abuse and its resultant effects.
It was time for a break to allow everyone to get something to eat and drink and refresh Indomie were shared to the students and after the refreshment, the National Human Rights Commission presented the next paper on the Rights and Responsibilities of Students/Teachers.
Next, the Female Lawyers of Nigeria otherwise known as FIDA presented a paper on RAPE, Kaduna State Aids Control Agency was up next for the second time presented a paper on Prevention from mother to child transmission.
After the paper presentation Information Education Communication (IEC) Materials were shared to the students/teachers.
To facilitate non-violence approach aimed at addressing the importance of moral values and ethical conduct on students/teachers in our secondary schools.
The targeted audience was Students/Teachers and they were equipped with knowledge that was intended to make them become changed agents in promoting peaceful co-existence. It also envisaged that the target group served as a mechanism in transforming the society and school environment in ethical values and consolidates in fostering a good sustainable relationship between students, teachers, and the school environment as a whole.
The students were engaged in a participatory seminar session which equipped them with non-violence dealings/ knowledge.
PARTICIPATING SECONDARY SCHOOLS
Eighty (80) students and teachers from eight (8) selected government and private schools participated in the workshop/seminar.
RIMI COLLEGE KADUNA STATE
WILSON COLLEGE KADUNA
GOVERNMENT SECONDARY SCHOOL U/SARIKI KADUNA STATE
GOVERNMENT SECONDARY SCHOOL SABO TASHA KADUNA STATE
DAGAPS ROYAL ACADAMY KADUNA STATE
The workshop covered the under thematic areas:-
ADDRESSING VIOLENCE IN OUR SCHOOLS AND SOCIETY USING ETHICS AND VALUES TO ENHANCE STUDENTS/TEACHERS RELATIONSHIP
HIV/AIDS DISCRIMINATION/ STIGAMATIZATION AND PREVENTION FROM MOTHER TO CHILD TRANSMISSION
THE RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF STUDENTS/TEACHERS
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