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As part of its Youth Month, Rotary Club of Agege has sensitised pupils of three schools on good behaviour.

The 60 pupils were drawn from Government Senior College, Agege; Girls Senior High School, Agege and State Senior High School, Oyewole.

President of the club, Biodun Bello, said the event entitled: “The youth perception in the trend of life in this era’’ was aimed at teaching them the way to go in life. He said the phase they are in, they are prone to the vagaries of life, but that only good training such as the one the seminar would give would assist them to navigate through.

The guest speaker, Mrs. Wunmi Oyewole, a past assistant governor, District 9110, Rotary International, advised the pupils to keep good company, but avoid those who would put them in trouble. She said: “Be careful with your friends. They can kill or hurt you. What you are not expected to do, don’t do it. You may not be enjoying your parents and guardians but listen to their advice. If you have anything bothering you, talk to them. Above all, behave yourself.”

Warning parents against meddling in the affairs of their children, especially when they are making career choices, she sought the understanding of the pupils, noting too that parents have their faults.

She said many youths have lost their bearings in life because they either refused to heed the advice of their parents, teachers, guardians and counsellors or misbehaved.

Mrs. Oyewole said life’s journey has many steps which take one step at a time. “If you jump some steps, you will be forced to go back and restart. If you do what is not right, it may affect you in future.’’

She also said life is full of trials and temptations. “Expect the potholes of life. There are times you may have setbacks and may be asked to repeat. Don’t feel shy. Remember you have one life to live. Set a goal for yourself,’’ she added.

Quoting a report, she said more girls than boys are into drugs. She, therefore, warned the pupils against drug abuse, which has destroyed many lives, saying: “Use your life to the glory of God.’’

She said the pupils should embrace youth empowerment as it would bring out the creativity in them and help them be on their own in the future should they opt for self-employment.

Dr. Bukola Sanwo of the Education District 1 urged the pupils to take their studies seriously.

“Be determined. Be focused. Work hard. Ask yourself where you will be in 10 years,’’ she said.

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