The Kaduna State Government has banned the use of public school premises for all social events, weddings, shows and entertainment in a bid to protect school infrastructure from vandals.
The announcement was made by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education, Dr Yusuf Saleh during an interview in Kaduna state.
“For a very long time some of our schools were being used for all kinds of activities, and at the end of the day, school facilities were being vandalized.
“Every day, we receive complaints and demands from citizens to construct, renovate, or fix one facility or the other in schools, and this involves a lot of money.
“It is, therefore, critical to take proactive steps to protect the school’s infrastructure and this is one of such steps,” he said.
He noted that a circular had been sent to all the Principals and Head Teachers in secondary and primary schools, directing them to stop giving out school premises for events and social gatherings.
While stressing that some of the schools do not have fences, he revealed that plans were ongoing to construct perimeter fences in all schools across the state.
He added that the Ministry of Education was also strengthening partnership with the Ministry of Internal Security and Home Affairs and Kaduna State Vigilant Service, to provide the needed security in schools to help curtail the insecurity affecting operations of some schools in the state.