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FG, AMLI Educate Parents, Schools on Hurried Child’s Implications



Joel Ajayi

In its determination to tame the monster called Hurried child syndrome in the country,  the Federal Government and some critical stakeholders has embarked on serious advocacy, awareness and education of guardians, parent and schools especially private schools owners on the negative implications.

The Minister of Education Malam Adamu Adamu gave this warning at the one day Stakeholders Town Hall meeting for the hurried child project organized by A Mother’s of Love initiative AMLI in collaboration with the National Orientation Agency NOA and others agencies on Thursday in Abuja with the theme: “The hurried child syndrome: “Implications for sustainable National development.”

The Child Syndrome is the condition in which parents over-schedule their children’s lives, push them hard for academic achievement, and expect them to act and react like miniature adults.

The Minister, who was represented by Director, Senior Secondary Schools, Federal Ministry of Education, Hajia Binta Abdulkadir the Deputy Director, Senior Secondary Education Department in the ministry, said “rushing and pushing the education of children by parents and schools must stop.”

Minister described the trend as “counterproductive and distorting the natural growth and development of children.

According to him, Most pupils transit from primary five or even primary four to secondary school. This leaves most schools without the primary six classes.

“This unhealthy trend is also found in the Senior Secondary School where students in SSI and SS2 sit for terminal and university entrance examinations.”

Adamu, who attributed the trend to parent’s desire and impatience, misconception of the interpretation of the Nigerian Education system (6-3-3-4), added that the practice could impact the child and the society negatively.

Other problems, he said, were weak regulatory enforcement of the National Policy on Education, as well as the lack of sensitization on the negative impact of the practice.

Malam Adamu urged all quality assurance agencies and practitioners to be up and doing in tackling this menace.”

In her remarked, the Chief Executive Officer of AMIL,  Mrs Hannatu Enwemadu, said the meeting was to provide platform for stakeholders to take action and curb the practice of hurrying children during their formative years.

“So, to give this advocacy a national feel, we have to bring it here to Abuja to present the issue nationally.

“We will assess and create awareness among government and inter-government agencies, international bodies, to work for collaboration and partnership,” she said.

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2022 Ote4Wealth Football Tournament: Kebbi, Rivers, Ebonyi, Anambra Record Victories On Matchday 2



Advance FC of Kebbi State defeated Nuwalege FC of Cross River 4-1 on penalties to advance to next stage of the maiden edition of Ote4Wealth Football Tournament holding I. Abuja.

Playing the first match of the day on Saturday, both teams needed the lottery of penalty shootout to determine the winner after a scoreless regulation time.

In the second match, Golden Stars of Rivers State defeated Sports Dreams 3-0 to progress to the next stage. 

The 3rd match of the day, a South-East derby between Lazio FC of Enugu and New Heaven FC of Ebonyi State ended 0-1 in favour of the latter.

Jay One FA of Anambra State  also relied on penalty shootout to overcome Royal Stars of Kogi state 4-3 in the 4th match of the day after recording a goalless draw at full time
The Ote4Wealth Football Tournament holding at the Water FC Stadium, Apo Abuja is in in honour of Diamond Jubilee celebration of Nigeria’s foremost philanthropist and Business mogul, Femi Otedola Femi Otedola who clocked 60 on November 4. 

Results Of Matches so far:
Advance FC 4-1 (pen) Nuwalege FC
Golden Stars 3-0 Sports Dreams
Lazio FC 0-1 New Heaven
Jay One 4-3 (pen)  Royal Stars 
Oduduwa FC of Ondo State Vs Prime Stars Abuja

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