The Permanent Secretary, Delta State Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education, Mr. Samuel Diatake, has decried the increase in cases of child sexual abuse in society, noting the state government has entered into partnership with civil society organizations to educate students about the problem.
Mr. Samuel Diatake made this known while addressing students of Government Model School Asaba, where he led a child rights advocacy group in an initiative tagged: School Assembly Talk on Child Sexual Abuse.
The Permanent Secretary noted the move to take the message to students in primary and secondary schools was informed by the need to take proactive steps to protect the vulnerable group.
Coordinator of a child rights advocacy group, ‘Walk the Talk Nigeria’, Mrs. Angela Onwaeze at the school assembly ground demonstrated possible scenarios of child abuse and urge the children to be brave to report such incidents to either their parents, teachers, or other relevant authorities.
Present at the school assembly talk on ‘Child Sexual Molestation’ were representatives of the State Ministry of Justice, The Nigerian Police, Civil Liberty Organization, the State Ministry of Education and the media.