Cross River Government Laments Menace of Cultism in Secondary Schools

Cross River Government Laments Menace of Cultism in Secondary Schools

  • Cross River state government has raised alarm over menace of cultism in secondary schools in the state
  • The alarm was raised by the Commissioner for Quality Education, Dr Godwin Amanke, while speaking with the media
  • Meanwhile, he added that some school principals have been suspended for acting aga9inst the dictates of the government

In what will surprise many Nigerians, the cross River state government has lamented menace of cultism in secondary schools in the state.

This was disclosed by the commissioner for Quality Education, Dr Godwin Amanke, disclosed this during a ministerial briefing in Calabar on Tuesday, January 17.

According to him, officials are now being deployed to monitor schools in the state in efforts to curb the menace, Radio Nigeria reports.

Cross Rivers has cultism menace
Cross River government cries out over menace of cultism in secondary schools. Photo credit: Ben Ayade
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Going further, he added that secondary school principals who engage in collecting illegal levies in Cross Rivers state have been removed while others have been suspended and transferred, Punch Newspaper added

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He said:

“We have given a lot of queries. Twelve principals were removed, six suspended and 16 were transferred,” for the misdemeanor."

Amanke further spoke on the achievements of his ministry, especially the completion of the N11.5bn Teachers Training Institute in Biase local government area, adding that dilapidated schools were being rehabilitated across the state.

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Sharing more highlights in Musa's appointment, a journalist based in Calabar, the Cross River capital, Jonh Ekpeyong told on Wednesday, Janaury 11 that the new commissioner is the first Muslim non-indigene to hold the position.

Ekpenyong who works for the state-owned Cross River Broadcasting Service, said:

“The appointment has been received with mixed feelings by residents. While some think it is promotes inclusion, others think the governor is pandering to outside interests.

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“Personally, I think there is nothing wrong with it. In the north, we have had several southerners holding key positions at the sub-national level. Honestly, I think at this point, holding such positions should not be based on where one is from, but it should be judged by the person's antecedents and how he or she has contributed to that society and I believe that was what Governor Ayade was looking out for.”


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