Study in Ogun Schools, Nigeria

NGO trains prefects on leadership

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No fewer than 500 prefects of secondary schools in Ogun State have received leadership training and human relations skills that would assist them become more effective and influential in future.

The training was by Wisdom Training Centre (WTC), a non-profit making organisation, which aims at helping youngsters discover and develop their talents.

The event, which took place at the WTC complex in Abeokuta, the state capital, was attended by various secondary school prefects including: Asero High School, Rev. Kuti Memorial Grammar School, Macjob Grammar School and Catholic Comprehensive High School (all in Abeokuta) among others.

Addressing the participants, one of the resource persons Mr Wale Adejuigbe, said any idea being espoused by students should benefit others.

Adejuigbe said as prefects, they should ensure that they influence others by inspiring them positively.

Leadership is by influence, the influence can be by desperation for students to be the best, they must prove themselves in any area.

He cited as an example, a young scholar, 13-year old Amiya Alexander who often makes presentation at conferences on how one can stay healthy and active.

He however tasked all school prefects to make judicious use of the platform they have to touch others remarkably and also shun vices so that their dreams are not aborted.

The program coordinator, Simeon Udeh, said the initiative was borne out of the need to nurture future leaders who would have the leadership skills to influence others positively in their schools.

We targeted secondary schools because we believe they have one idea or the other that is why WTC is ready to help them develop their skills, why we choose prefects is that they have authority to influence others.

One of the participants, Gabriel Temitope of Four Square International Secondary School, Abeokuta, said the seminar has inspired him and his colleagues to be focused.

October 25, 2012 |

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