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Enugu govt bans unauthorised social, sporting activities in public educational institutions

...Raises alarm over attempt to vandalize facilities

...Directs heads of schools on safety measures against fire outbreak this Harmattan season

The administration of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State has raised the alarm over attempts by some unpatriotic and callous individuals to vandalise and steal the facilities put in place by the state government in academic institutions at the basic, secondary and tertiary levels for the advancement of education in the state.

The state government raised the alarm in a statement by the Commissioner for Education, Prof. Uche Eze.

Prof. Eze noted that the unpatriotic and callous acts were inimical to the untiring efforts of Gov. Ugwuanyi’s administration in vigorously pursuing quality education for the children of the state, stressing that the state government has invested heavily in the construction, renovation and equipping of educational institutions at the basic, secondary and tertiary levels.

The Commissioner therefore announced that "the state government has directed that no social or sporting activities organised by any person or group shall take place henceforth in any of the state public educational institutions without the written approval of the Hon. Commissioner for Education upon a request through the appropriate Board or Parastatals".

The state government further directed heads of primary, secondary and tertiary institutions to henceforth ensure the proper clearing of the school environment and restriction of unauthorised entrance into the school premises to avoid any fire outbreak this Harmattan season.

"All heads of primary, secondary and tertiary institutions are, therefore, directed to ensure strict compliance", Prof. Eze said.

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