Chrisland sex video: Stakeholders blame moral decadence on poor parenting

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Stakeholders in the education sector have linked the moral decadence threatening to destroy Nigerian youths to poor parenting.

The stakeholders, who spoke during a RayPower FM’s virtual discussion on the topic ‘Growing Moral Decadence in Classrooms and the Blame Game,’ and monitored by our correspondent, blamed parents whom they say have relegated parenting to house helps and teachers.

Speaking further on the issue, Registrar of the Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN), Professor Olusegun Ajiboye, who was a guest at the programme, stated that parents nowadays have failed to provide their children with the support and guidance needed for their proper growth and development, and advised them to do better in raising morally-sound children.

While frowning at parents shipping their children to schools and hoping that the teacher would perform some miracle, Ajiboye reminded parents that, “There is no school equal to a decent home, and no teacher equal to a factual parent.”

He urged all parents to stand up to the responsibility of taking care of their children, maintaining that no parents should bring a child into the world if they are not ready to take care of it.

Lamenting that parents had become slaves to their children, Ajiboye maintained his strong belief in the efficacy of corporal punishment in putting children straight.

“I am a believer of the fact that if you spare the rod, you spoil the child. Children should be disciplined. Corporal punishment is allowed in schools. The law recognizes it.

“However, there are people to administer that; either the principal or the vice principal. We recognize that there can be excesses. That is the reason the law says that there are people that should do that. It is not for everybody. If we generally abandon the rod, what is happening now will be a child’s play to what will happen in the future,” he said.

However, Professor Mopeola Omoegun, a Fellow of the Counselling Association of Nigeria, disagreed with Ajiboye on the issue of corporal punishment, adding that it has a negative impact on the children.

While suggesting measures like denial and time out to help straighten a child, Omoegun spoke of the need for parents to begin early to teach the children sexuality education so as to enable them know and report when they are being violated.

She, however, added that children could not approach their parents to discuss issues bothering them unless the parents create time for them and make them their best friends and confidants.

Also speaking, a public affairs analyst, Francesca Ogulade, lamented that the value system in recent times has shifted from hard work and integrity to inordinate pursuit of money, adding it is high time parents returned to teaching their children values such as dignity and integrity, and showing them the difference between right from wrong.

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While agreeing that parenting in the digital age is different and more difficult, the discussants urged parents to monitor what their children watch and limit their level of access to video and online content.

This is coming at a time students of Chrisland School were involved in an immoral act.

The students who traveled to Dubai for games were caught having sex the video was released online.

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