Pupils vow against violence in inter-Secondary sports activity
The chairman of Students for Peace and Development (SPAD) Master Mohamed Khazally Tejan-Rahman has called on his colleagues to denounce violence in the just commenced Inter Secondary Sport activities. He said as the Inter- Secondary school sport activity commences on the 23rd of this month at the National Stadium, it will be of good interest for students to comport themselves in the appropriate manner that is required of them. Master Rahman told Sierra Express Media that the three day interactive sporting activity is geared towards uniting students from various schools in Freetown.
In an exclusive interview with Master Rahman, he intimated (SEM) that his organization was formed against the backdrop of preaching non-violence among school pupils throughout the country. His organization he said started with 57 members in Freetown alone, and that these members are responsible for the general over-seeing of the other Students for Peace and Development branches in the provinces. He pointed out that they have engaged in active Non-violence campaign in 16 schools around Freetown; and he further reassures the general public that their message is reaching the right people.
Master Rahman further highlighted that sporting is meant to unite students and not to divide them and that pupils should always bear in mind that their objective in school is education and not destruction.
The chairman for (SPAD) also gave an insight into the root causes of violence among studentsâ€™ activities within secondary schools. He explained that violence amongst students has got its roots from the unlawful formation of gang groups are clicks in schools. In his message to all students that will partaking in the sporting activity, Master Rahman encourage his colleagues to be peaceful as a dove and also asked them to throw away all knives, guns or any other objects that may cause mayhem to fellow students.
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