April 4th, 2012
Vanguard [Chidi Nkwopara] OWERRI—Women in higher institutions located in Imo State yesterday protested against immorality among female undergraduates in the state.
Over 500 women from Federal University of Technology, Owerri, under the aegis of Federal University of Technology Owerri Women Association, FUTOWA, staged a peaceful rally against indecent dressing, prostitution, violence and other vices prevalent in tertiary schools in Nigeria.
Addressing the university community, the Association’s President, Dr. Mrs. Ihuoma Asiabaka, lamented that “moral decadence is a social malaise that is threatening lives and future of our girls in the state.”
Dr. Asiabaka, who is the Vice Chancellor’s wife, said, “we cannot afford the luxury of watching our children go astray in the name of modernity.”
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She reminded the students that FUTO belonged to the global village, which the world had become and urged them not to portray the school in bad light.
Vanguard recalls that female workers in tertiary institutions, under the umbrella of Women Associations of Tertiary Institutions, Imo State, recently rose from a meeting in Owerri, vowing to rescue the girls for a better future.
Apart from the activities already carried out, a two-day intensive seminar/workshop would be organized for female students in all the tertiary institutions in Imo State.