It is easy to see that the Ministry of Education has started doing something about a senatorial report that uncovered widespread genocide ideology in selected secondary schools late last year.
The report started off a chain of reactions from many sections of society, and the minister of Education got a hard time from Members of Parliament and others explaining the situation.
Now, six thousand teachers have received training and counselling about how to handle such cases in their schools, and everybody is positive there will be a great change after this input.
However, teachers do not work in a vacuum. They relate with other people, especially their students; and then there are the parents to their charges. It might well be that the ideology is rampant in the general environment.
It cannot not be an isolated incident where one finds almost all students thinking alike about such a very sensitive national issue.
The parents of such children should also be put into the picture, and we should figure out whether they know something about their children’s inclinations or not. And when we talk about parents, we are referring to the whole community where those parents belong. So it becomes imperative that such communities which are living in denial should also get sensitized about their destructive inclinations so as to become better citizens.
Then there is the group of unstable students itself. It would be near to useless to teach only teachers to handle their potentially dangerous students, when these are just left to their own devices.
The students should, if anything, receive the longest and most serious address, so that with time, one might get to the root of how this murderous tendency was implanted into them. It is only then that one would know how to de-toxicate the lies they were told.
Only when these communities of people are addressed, shall we see a cleaner environment than the one that the senators found in these schools. The presence of genocide ideology in schools might be just an indicator that the whole area is teeming with potential genocidaires. Act fast.