In Nigeria, ember months begin September to December, every year. I do not know what citizens of other countries call this period of the year. So, please forgive me, if I get it wrong here.
But, in my limited knowledge, it means the last quarter of the year.
Let me be honest with you, this is a period when people across the world plan, take stocks, prepare, scheme and strategize, to celebrate Christmas and the New Year.
In fairness, some others do plan for the coming year, beyond the celebrations. We must live after the celebrations.
I may be wrong and therefore stand to be corrected. Tension, violence, criminalities, accidents, bloodbath occur during this period, maybe in Nigeria and other parts of the world. Ho ho ho ho.
So, the police and other security agents are always on red alert, reckless and restive, in order to tame the activities of criminals.
Nothing is wrong here. It is okay; it is in order and therefore, a welcome development to celebrate, even if once a year.
All work without play makes Jack a doll boy, is an adage we are all familiar with.
In developed and developing countries, Christmas and the New Year are big deals. It is always a time to give and receive joy, gifts, friendships, foods, drinks, etc.
It is also time to travel and meet with our loved ones, spend quality time with families, friends and relatives.
This is good. It is relaxing and refreshing for the body and the soul. The [...]
Lagos State Records and Archives Bureau (LASRAB) says it is committed to providing assistance to both public and private schools in the State by educating the pupils/students not only on the history, culture and people of the State but also on the importance of records and archives management in our personal lives.
The Director-General, LASRAB, Mr. Biodun Onayele stated this during a courtesy visit of owners of private schools under the auspices of Organisation Mondiale pour l’Education Prescolaire (OMEP) – which means World Organization for Early Childhood Education – to the Agency’s Magodo Office, Lagos.
He explained that the relationship between the Bureau and the Organization will be symbiotic in the sense that the Bureau is ready and willing to compliment the classroom teachings of the schools on the history of Lagos by providing the necessary practical support needed by them.
Onayele informed the organisation that the Bureau has in its archive, documents on the developmental strides of the State as far back as the Colonial days and still acquiring more records of enduring value.
According to him, “Records and archives management is not only important for the Government to plan but it is necessary for individuals to domesticate it to help organise our private lives”.
He used the medium to enjoin the members of OMEP who were from various districts in the State to spread the good news about the Bureau and its [...]
…Trains 5000 On Preventive Techniques
The Lagos State Government under the aegis of the Lagos State Domestic and Sexual Violence Response Team (DSVRT), has commenced engagement of 5000 Primary and Secondary School Students on Child Rights and Child Abuse as well as all forms of sexual and domestic violence.
The initiative is also geared towards empowering them with their roles and responsibilities in handling and preventing such issues.
Coordinator of DSVRT, Mrs. Titilola Vivour-Adeniyi in a statement on Sunday said the Team held an interactive workshop for primary school children tagged ‘Safeguarding the Rights of a Child’, also known as STRAC to appropriately sensitize them in age appropriate language on their rights, responsibilities child abuse, on how to avoid being a victim of sexual abuse, self-defence tips, and how to preserve evidence when physically or sexually assaulted.
She said DSVRT has also commenced the Smart Teens Advocacy Initiative (STAI), which is targeted at secondary school students, adding that the workshop deployed the means of drama, dance and role play.
“STAI via interactive workshops is one of the strategies deployed to fight against the growing trend of rape culture in Secondary Schools. The rape prevention workshop is led by trained Peer educators, who have experience in gender relations, socialization, dating violence and sexual violence prevention. We believe this would go [...]