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ODC fights juvenile delinquency, takes battle to teenagers

By Coker Elujobade

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Students have been enjoined to take their academics serious and shun all forms of social vices that could truncate their glorious future.

Prominent personalities and scholars from Ondo Development Council, ODC gave the charge during a one-day seminar on awareness and prevention of vices among secondary school students.

The well attended seminar which took place at the Oba Adesanoye Civic Centre, Ondo, had in attendance prominent personalities and scholars from within and outside the Kingdom, including ODC Chairman, the Tadese of Ondo kingdom, Chief Olusiji Akinwande, Dr Falade, Prince Frances Adetosoye, NDLEA officials, Civil Society Organisation, among others.

The seminar was aimed at creating a sane society that is devoid of crime and criminality among teenagers in the ancient Ondo Kingdom.

In his speech, Chief Akinwande enjoined the students to always be serious with their academics and shun all forms of social vices that could truncate their  future.

He also called on the government at all levels in the country to improve on the welfare of teachers, so as to get the best out of them for quality service delivery.

In her own address, the convener and Chief host of the seminar, the Yeye Meto of Ondo kingdom, Prof ( Mrs.) Augustina Duyilemi informed the students that education is the only lasting legacy that can be bequeathed to them by their parents.

She also admonished the students to do away with all forms of social vices if they want to grow and become responsible citizens that will contribute meaningfully to the society tomorrow.

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She said, “there is no short cut to success, if you must be successful in life you must be ready to sacrifice your time by reading your books to become great”.

To the parents, Prof.  Mrs.Duyilemi charged them to be more responsible to their children and wards stressing that “a parent that is not responsible today will end up with children that are liabilities tomorrow”.

Some of the students who spoke at the occasion expressed delight, and called for more of such destiny enhancing seminar, describing it as timely especially for them in the senior secondary.

The seminar was rounded off with further presentations from diverse resource persons on social vices Identification; causes and impacts on mental health, cyber crime, managing sexual drive and pressure positively amongst others.

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