Imo State Deputy Governor, Prince Eze Madumere has expressed deep concern over the moral depravity among youths and blamed it squarely on parents’ failure to check their children at home.
Addressing a delegation of Mbaitoli women who recently paid him a courtesy visit to his official residence, the deputy governor said he had observed and received reports of serious immoral activities of children in secondary schools in various communities, adding that parents are the first teachers of children at family level and that failure to perform the duty constitutes danger to the larger community.
He noted that the failure in such parental responsibilities arises because parents abandon their children in pursuit of money as the children indulge in orgies of alcoholism and drug-taking.
The deputy governor contended that the state government has done its part by easing the burden of school fees and provision of school materials on parents through the free education scheme and wondered why parents should fail on their own part by not guiding their children at home and moulding them into better citizens.
He further posited that a successful child would benefit himself, the parents and the society in that order.