Saturday, 2 August 2014

Insecurity: Kwara State GovernmentBans Use of Schools for Social Events

Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed of Kwara on Friday in Ilorin announced restriction on the use of public schools in the state for social events.
The governor announced the restriction at a meeting of All Nigeria Conference of Principals of Secondary Schools (ANCOPPS).

Ahmed, who was represented by Alhaji Saka Onimago, the state’s Commissioner for Education and Human Capital Development, said the measure
was part of efforts to beef up security within schools’ premises.
He said, ‘’Anybody who wants to use our schools for any occasion such as parties, marriages or any event must seek and be given government approval’’.
He also said that security operatives had been deployed to all schools in the state to prevent unauthorised persons from loitering around school premises.
Ahmed further warned that government would not tolerate inflammatory sermons by religious leaders.
The governor, who admitted that there was need for increased funding of the education sector, said it could only perform within the limits of its resources.
‘’Our internally generated revenue is only N800 million month and the state only gets N3.4 billion as statutory allocation from the Federation Account,’’
he said. Earlier in her address, ANCOPSS President, Dr Omowunmi Oloyede, called on government at all levels to recruit more teachers.
She also called on parents to complement government’s efforts by investing in the education of their wards.
(NAN)