Chaplain Corps Policing Explorer (CHAPOL), Anambra State Command, has commission 28 officers as instruction Cadets to combat and educate pupils in Primary and Secondary schools on the danger associated with cultism, drug abuse, examination malpractices and other social vises in the state.
The State Commandant, Mr. Joseph Ekwunife, in his welcome address during the passing out parade and commissioning of the 28 officers at Igwebuike grammar school field Awka, over the weekend, said the ceremony was a peak of months of intensive and extensive training and grooming of the cadets, ahead of the challenging and exciting career as operatives of the CHAPOL.
Mr. Ekwunife, who was speaking through his Deputy, Mr. Lemchi Godwin, explained that CHAPOL, is a nongovernmental paramilitary organization authorized by the Anambra State Government through the State Ministry of Education, specifically, the Post Primary Schools Service Commission to impact moral values to pupils.
He said CHAPOL mission and vision is to combat and possibly eradicates moral decadence and other social vices such as cultism, exam malpractice, drug abuse lateness to schools and monitor loitering and truancy during school hours in all the 263 government primary and secondary schools in Anambra State.
According to him, the value system in our society today faces a lot of challenges, which has led to murder, kidnapping, armed robbery, arson, rape, drug, prostitution, fraud, cybercrime, thuggery, cultism and so on. These therefore affected our educational system and have adversely affected the morals of our youths in school.
He stressed the importance of its collaboration with the State Ministry of Education as body known for discipline, perseverance, strength, courage and tenacity in the fight against Cultism Exam malpractices, and others in Nigeria Primary and secondary schools.
He appeals to individuals, corporate organizations, especially the present administration of Governor Willie Obiano, to assist them of operational vehicles, sponsorship of the ongoing competition for students at the cost of N1, 500,000.00, among others demands.
In his brief remarks, the Commandant General, Mr Moses Eme Peters, charge the Cadets to build of courage for whatever challenge or obstacle that may come in discharging their duties to humanity.
Peters, represented by the Cross River State Commandant, Reverend Isaiah Osondu, also used the opportunity to reiterate his determination to upgrade the outfit into a law enforcement body in order to be a reference point for Primary and Secondary schools across the six geo-political zones.