Academic Staff Union of Secondary Schools (ASUSS) has called on Ogun State government to urgently review its policy, which barred management of public schools from disciplining students who misbehave.
Chairman of ASUSS in the state, Akeem Lasisi, blames the existing policy for the moral decay and involvement of public schools’ students in the state, in immoral and criminal acts.
In the past weeks, there had been rising cases of students in the state’s public secondary schools involved in bloody cultists clashes, harassment of teachers, smoking and drug abuse.
The ASUSS chairman, speaking to Rockcity FM correspondent, Busola Adegbite, explains that the existing policy stipulates that schools must not be canned, punished and suspended.
He suggests that the policy must be reviewed to allow public school management to discipline erring students in order to restore order and sanity into the public school system.
According to Lasisi, there are cases of students in public schools holding meetings outside the schools premises in the night, which he says are becoming worrisome.
He also blames parents for contributing to the moral decay in public schools by opposing the disciplining of their children who misbehave.
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