The Enugu State Government has on Monday, prohibited the unauthorised use of public educational institutions for social and sporting activities.
The restriction is stated in a Public Service Announcement released by the State Commissioner for Education, Prof Uche Eze, headlined “Use of public schools in Enugu State for social and sporting activities.”
He stated that the prohibition was enacted in response to an attempt by some unpatriotic and insensitive persons to vandalise and steal facilities put in place by the government at academic institutions at the primary, secondary, and tertiary levels for the promotion of education in the state.
The statement, ref ENS/MOE/COM/241/IV/226, dated 17/12/2021 and made available to journalists on Monday, stated in part that 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 seen that some unpatriotic and cruel persons have been attempting to vandalise and steal these facilities put in place for the growth of education in the state.
As a result, the government has directed that no social or sporting activities organized by any person or group of people shall take place in any of the state public educational institutions in the future without the written approval of the Hon. Commissioner of Education upon a request through the appropriate Board or Parastatals.