- The Kaduna state government has taken serious steps to protect schools infrastructure from being vandalised
- One such move by the government is the ban on all social gatherings, events and shows on school premises
- To effect the ban, the govt had sent circulars to all the Principals and Head Teachers in secondary and primary schools, directing them to stop giving out school premises for events
Kaduna state- As part of its efforts in ensuring the protection of school infrastructure from vandals, the Kaduna state government has banned all social events, weddings, shows and entertainment in public school premises.
“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 vandalised.
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“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."
Effecting the move
He disclosed further that a circular had already 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, The Guardian added.
El-Rufai, Kaduna teachers head for showdown over competency test
Meanwhile, teachers in Kaduna state and the governor of the state, El-Rufai, have continued to have a running battle over the planned competency test by the state government.
Governor El-Rufai had scheduled a competency test for the teachers in Kaduna to verify their qualifications for the positions they occupy in the state.
However, the national executive council of the Nigeria Union Teacher (NUT) has called on members of the union to shun the test.
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Muyiwa Adekeye, the special adviser to the governor on media and communication, made this known in a statement on Monday, November 29.
The governor explained that the move is part of his administration's plan to boost productivity among workers, improve work-life balance and enable them to have more time for their families, for rest and for agriculture.