Corpun file 18014
The Daily Sun, Lagos, 19 July 2006
Industrialist wants corporal punishment in schools
By Sun News Publishing
The upsurge of hooliganism and presence of cult groups in
secondary schools, have been described as a national calamity
that must be tackled now to forestall future crisis.
Dr E. W. A. Kukoyi, council member of Lagos Chamber of Commerce
and Industry made the observation while fielding questions from
the press on the coming August youth camp meeting of Child and
World Foundation Inc. in Lagos.
He said: “It is embarrassing hearing of children who are
supposed to be busy with their studies getting together to cause
havoc at school and giving way to cultism, a monster we are still
battling within our higher institutions.
“Where lies the future of this country if children between
ages 12 and 15 years are active cult members with serious
negative intentions as their objective. What will they become in
higher institutions and what then would be the result to
themselves, their parents and the nation?
Kukoyi, who is the national president of Association of Nigeria
Printers (ANP), made it known that if these children are allowed
to grow untamed, future house of assemblies would not only be
filled with men and women who are wild cats but dangerous to a
point of freely and openly using dangerous weapons to settle
He therefore called on the State and Federal Government to set up
committees that would identify the various moral lapses in the
schools that has giving way to the ills and recommend ways and
manners to douse the fire before it burst wild on everyone.
“If I am to say, however, I want corporal punishment back in
the schools and religious teachings and practices as of old, to
be re-introduced as quickly as possible,” he said.
© 2006 THE SUN