NOA sensitizes students on discipline, patriotism

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The National Orientation Agency (NOA), Kaduna Directorate, has called on secondary school students in the state to imbibe the national core values of discipline and patriotism.

Kaduna state director of the agency, Alhaji Zubairu Galadima-Soba, made the call during a sensitisation programme on national core values for secondary school students in Kaduna on Tuesday.

He said the programme was to inspire the youths and inculcate the core values of patriotism, discipline, integrity, dignity of labour, social justice, religious tolerance and self reliance.

“This is a catch them young programme where students are taught national values at a young age with the hope that they imbibe these values in their day to day activities.

“We want to make you role models that others will be looking up to and we want to urge you step down what you have learned to your school mates and siblings at home,” he said.

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Earlier, Mrs. Philomena Gwani, the programme officer, Orientation and Behaviour Modification Department of the agency, said the programme would address the issue of cultism in schools.

She explained that the agency had the mandate to promote national core values and ensure that the message was stressed until the students imbibed it and become good citizens.

A school teacher, Abdulwasiu Muhammad, commended the agency, saying the programme was educative and would make the school to stress more on national core values.

He explained that students who have knowledge of the core values would shun away from social vices such exam malpractice, cultism, bullying, theft among others.

Meanwhile some of the students who participated in the programme said the sensitisation programme was educative and enlightening.