The Enugu State Government on Monday banned the unauthorized use of public educational institutions for social and sporting activities.
This was contained in a Public Service Announcement issued by the State Commissioner for Education, Prof Uche Eze titled, ‘Use of public schools in Enugu State for social and sporting activities.’
The statement with ref ENS/MOE/COM/241/IV/226, dated 17/12/2021 and made available to journalists on Monday, read in part, “The Enugu State Government in pursuit of quality education for her citizens has invested heavily in the construction, renovation and equipping of educational institutions at the basic, secondary and tertiary levels.
“However, it has been observed that some unpatriotic and callous individuals have been making attempts to vandalize and steal these facilities put in place for the advancement of education in the state.
“Consequently, government has directed that no social or sporting activities organized by any person or group of persons shall take place henceforth in any of the state public educational institutions without the written approval of the Hon. Commissioner of Education upon a request through the appropriate Board or Parastatals.
“As the Harmattan season sets in, heads of primary, secondary and tertiary institutions are directed to forthwith ensure the clearing of the school environment and restriction of unauthorized entrance into the school premises to avoid any fire outbreak.
“All heads of primary, secondary and tertiary institutions are, therefore, directed to ensure strict compliance.”
The ban comes after an attempt by some individuals to vandalize and steal government facilities put in academic institutions at the basic, secondary and tertiary levels for the advancement of education in the state.