8th June, 2011
An Islamic scholar, Imam Moshood Mamood, has blamed the alarming rate of violence in Nigerian tertiary institutions on what he termed the lackadaisical attitude of parents, school authorities and government.
Mamood, who is also the founder of Al-istijab Allahu Li Mujeeb Society of Nigeria, fears the level of campus violence is not likely to decline except the parties mentioned are proactive in their approach towards tackling the menace.
Referring to the recent murder of Azeez, a final year student of Olabisi Onabanjo University [OOU], Ago Iwoye, by unknown gunmen few weeks back, Mamood said such painful incident can be described as the height of student violence, adding that it is only those without moral values that can perpetrate such evil.
â€œWhat Iâ€™m saying is that the school authorities, parents and government should tighten their loins and be ready to combat violence among the youths. Government should be ready to provide the necessary things to make learning interesting to students.
â€œTuition fees should not be increased abnormally, which is an example of the current student crisis in Oyo State and that can only be attributed to bad leadership. Good leaders will know how to dialogue with their subjects and make decisions that will not lead into public unrest,â€ he stated.