By KEMI BALOGUN
As it is the global practice, Good Character Development Initiative exclusive Partners of the Josephson Institute of Ethics USA in Nigeria, recently organised a 3-day workshop for schools on how to effectively implement good character and impart same on pupils and students in various schools.
The training hosted senior staff members and school owners from 22 international schools in the country, and was aimed at giving senior members of the schools first-hand training who will retrain other members of staff in their various schools as qualified Character Educators.
Meanwhile, the group had also kick-started Good Character Development Initiative, GCDI, in some schools in the country, such as British International School, Caleb International School, Chris-land International School, Legacy Preparatory, Legacy High School, among others.
According to the initiator of the pro gramme, Prince Nnagozie Ochie “the value system of Nigeria is dead and the decadence of character is nothing to write home about, so in order to drive home good characters into the Nigerian society, our children are inevitable tool to re-brand Nigeria and achieve such a live time project,” he stressed.
He added that the essence of the project was to coordinate and train the mind and character of the children by using the six pillars good of characters which are Fairness, Responsibility, Citizenship, Caring, value and Hard work. “By so doing we will be building and celebrating goodness and greatness of Nigerian youth by making good character count in Nigerian schools in 2013,” he said.