What Do You Make Of This New Directive To Schools In Kwara State?

The Kwara State government has given new directives to public school administrators within the state and therefore banned some existing components of morning assemblies. The directive was contained in a statement released by the state’s Commissioner for Education and Human Capital Development, Hajia Fatimoh Ahmed, yesterday January 14th.

This new directive outrightly bans religious groups from preaching in public schools across the state. According to the commissioner, no religious group is permitted to go to schools to engage in any form of religious activities during morning assembly.

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The statement also added that all prayers on assembly grounds must now be done silently. Read the full statement below:

“It has come to the notice of the Kwara State Government that some religious organisations have been going to public schools in the state to preach during the morning assembly.

 The ministry wants to say it categorically that no religious organisation is permitted to go to public schools for preaching or engage in any religious activities during morning assembly.

The ministry therefore directs that prayers should be said silently on the morning assembly across public schools in the state.

The government appeals to all school heads and other stakeholders to adhere strictly to this directive, which is to maintain peace and decorum in our schools.

All principals, headteachers and education secretaries should take note.”

Is this a good move in your opinion?

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