Anambra State Basic Education Commissioner Prof. Kate Omenugha says including Mental Health Education in schools’ curriculum will go a long way in stemming youth restiveness in good time.
The commissioner said this when the Health Promotion Division from the Public Health and Disease Control Ministry of Health paid her a visit at her office at the Jerome Udoji Secretariat Complex, Awka.
Addressing the 4-man delegation, the commissioner noted that raising awareness on mental education in schools would help to change the mindset of the average student.
This, she said was needed, going by the current disposition of the Nigerian youth.
“The average Nigerian student is battling with anger issues. Education on mental health will help in tackling this issue, causing a re-orientation among the youth population.’’
Prof. Omenugha called on the group for submission of proposals on how to drive this issue through schools, stressing that the earlier the anger issues were tackled the less volatile the future generations would turn out to be.
Earlier, the State Health Promotion Coordinator, Mrs Bridget Echezona solicited the help of the commissioner for the formation of peer to peer Health Education youth forums in schools as a way of increasing awareness on prevalent health issues affecting the youths.
She noted that this would help students to make informed decisions with regards to their health.