Preaching Banned In Kwara State Public School Assemblies

Kwara State Governor

Kwara State Commissioner for Education and Human Capital Development Has Banned Religious Activities On Assembly Grounds:

Following reports that Kwara State Governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, had visited President Muhammadu Buhari at Aso Rock Villa on Monday to discuss challenges in the state, especially the debt incurred by the former Governor, Fatai Ahmed, another challenge has been noticed.

9jatoday receives a report that the state government has banned all public schools in the state from preaching during assemblies.

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According to the directive which was given on Tuesday, 14th January, by the state’s Commissioner for Education and Human Capital Development, Hajia Fatimoh Ahmed, the Kwara State government has banned religious groups from preaching in public schools across the state.

Fatimoh orders that no religious group is further allowed to practice any form of religious activities during morning assembly, including prayers, that all prayers must be done silently.

The report reads in part;

“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.”

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