The commissioner emphasised the need for education.
The Nasarawa State Commissioner for Education, Hussaini Abubakar, on Monday identified bad governance and influence of peer groups as some of the causative factors for juvenile delinquency in Nigeria.
The commissioner made the assertion during the graduation and price giving day ceremony of Metro Science Academy, Lafia.
Mr. Abubakar urged parents to ensure the good upbringing of their ward through proper education.
He also attributed the increase in the juvenile delinquency to lack of sensitization and nonchalant attitude on the part of some families towards their children’s education.
“Educating children at an early age would reduce anti-social activities among the youths and would enhance societal value,” he said.
The commissioner also charged parents to encourage their wards to study science oriented courses for the nation to move forward.
“Science education is paramount to the development of every society; hence, the need for parents to encourage their wards to study science and technology subjects.”
He commended the management of the school for giving the children quality education and urged that they should continue to do more.
In his remarks, the proprietor of the school, Adamu Muazu, who is also the state Commissioner for Culture and Tourism, said he decided to invest on education to complement government’s effort in moving education forward.