Flourish Hall High School holds public sensitisation on voting

Flourish Hall High School in Ibeju-Lekki has commenced a sensitisation exercise to mobilise and educate electorates on the need for having the Permanent Voters Card (PVC) ready and to come out to vote come 2023.

The students visited Bogije community in Ibeju-Lekki to sensitise them on the need for every electorate to go and get his or her PVC and be ready to vote in the forthcoming elections.

Oluchi Chukwuma-Ojeh, a teacher in the school who led the walk, told BusinessDay that the awareness campaign was the school’s way of getting the students involved in practical political participation.

I am glad to have the students get practical experience of what political participation is all about as part of the scheme of work.

“It is exciting to see there are young ones willing to take over leadership if given the right guidelines.

“I hope the outing serves as awareness to those who intend to sell their votes to refrain from it and be wise,” she said.

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Nkiruka Ukandu, the principal of Flourish Hall High School in a chat with BusinessDay explained that the school endorsed the exercise because the future of these children is at stake and that they should begin to be concerned about who rules the country, the state, and even the local communities.

“Children should be taught practically how to fit into society.

“Creating the needed awareness for the people to come out and exercise their voting right in choosing who will lead the country in 2023 and help shape the future of these children is of great importance,” Ukandu said.

She reiterated the importance of engaging children in the socio-political affairs of the country. According to the educator, it is important that these children join in the sensitisation exercise because the outcome of the voting in 2023 has a way of affecting their future.

“Look at what is happening in Nigeria today, a child cannot even state when he will be completing his education circle because of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) strike, and the government seems not bothered.

“That is part of what we are talking about, if the people should come out and choose the right kind of leaders this kind of thing will not be encountered by these children in the near future,” she noted.

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