IMPACT OF VALENTINE’S DAY CELEBRATION ON NIGERIAN YOUTH

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A COLLOQUIUM/DEBATE ORGANIZED BY ILESA BUSINESS SCHOOL STUDENT ASSOCIATION  FOR SELECTED SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN ILESA

date:13th February 2019 at Ilesa Business School Hall 

The students of Ilesa Business School has called on Nigerian youths to celebrate the essence of the Valentine’s Day and not the moralities of the Day! This was made known at a colloquium debate titled THE IMPACT OF VALENTINE’S DAY CELEBRATION ON NIGERIAN YOUTH organized by Ilesa Business School Student Association  for secondary school students in Ilesa, Osun State. 

The purpose of the debate/colloquium was to sensitize Nigerian youths on the essence of Valentine’s Day celebration. The celebration was not meant to practice immoralities but to promote genuine love. In attendance at the event were Professor Olu Odeyemi, Dr Adedeji Haastrup, Mr. Olusola Yusuf, Mr James Owoeye, Mrs Florence Aluma, Mrs Olufunmi Olujide and the Registrar of the School, Mr Olu Olujide. The participating schools included Ilesa Government High School, Ilesa, St. John Comprehensive High School, Ilesa, Ogendengbe High School of Science, Ilesa, Sons and Daughters College, Ilo Ayegunle, Emmanuel International Private School, Ilesa. The representatives of Mass Communication Department, Interlink Polytechnic were also in attendance.

Most of the participating schools emphasized on the various issues emanating from Valentine Day Celebration such as unwanted pregnancies, rape, drugs abuse amongst others. Most of them passionately spoke against wrong behaviours of most Nigerian youths during the Valentine Day Celebration. They therefore called on Nigerian youths and community stakeholders to celebrate the essence of Valentine Day. 
The first position went to Ilesa Government High School, while the second and the third position went to Ogendengbe High School of Science and St. John’s Comprehensive High School respectively. 

Speaking at the occasion, Professor Olu Odeyemi said Nigerian students should not waste time on frivolities but to study their communities and the country as a whole to solve societal problems. Also speaking at the seminar, the chairman panel of judges, Dr Adedeji Haastrup urged students seeking admission into higher institutions to learn how to learn and get informed before gaining admission into tertiary institutions.  The Registrar of the School used the occasion to call upon every stakeholder to support quality education and youth development in Nigeria. The School offers professional diploma programmes in management sciences, applied technology and sciences, arts and social sciences.



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