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Anambra NOA Director cautions students, pupils against cultism, drug abuse

By Sunny A. David, Awka
Students and pupils in the state have been cautioned against engaging in unlawful acts that could lead them to untimely death.
The State Director National Orientation Agency, NOA, Barrister Charles Nwoji, who was speaking during a one day sensitization programme organized by NOA for the students of Awka Girls Secondary school, Awka, advised the students to shun cultism, exam- malpractice and substance abuse.
The NOA Director, who spoke on the theme, “Building Youths for the new Anambra’, also warned the young students to report any person or group of persons who attempt to lure them into cultism to the school authority and urging them to continue to be of good character by obeying their parents, teachers and constituted authorities in the society.
He regretted that the issues of cultism, exam- malpractice and drug abuse have eaten deep into the society, stressing that the society place great hope on the youths as the future leaders of the country.
Earlier, the Deputy Director Programmes of the Agency, Sir Joseph Uchendu commended the remarkable achievements recorded in Anambra state including steady power supply and job opportunities for all, pointing out that the schools have a great role to play in building the desired new Anambra state.
On her part, the Principal Executive Office of the Agency in Programmes Department, Mrs. Ifeyinwa Izuakor, who dwelt mainly on the causes and effects of exam- malpractice, described education as the bedrock of the society, calling for all hands to be on deck in the fight against exam- malpractice among the students.
While thanking NOA for choice of the school for the programme, the Principal, Mrs. Wini Ibezim , enjoined parents to work towards encouraging their children and wards to read at home to ensure that they do all that is expected of them by their teachers and school authorities .

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