Francis Sadhere

Delta State Governor, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan has banned the use of public school grounds for social activities.

Besides, the governor warned all those using government school fields for burial ceremony and marriages, among other social events to  desist forthwith, stressing that anyone found guilty will be made to face the full wrath of the law.

Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan of Delta State (m) Commissioning the newly renovated Cavegina Primary School in Warri, assisted by the Ovie of Agbassa Kingdom, HRH, Ememoh Erhifi II. (R)

The Governor lamented the way and manner people use Government Schools for all sorts of social events, just as he tasked the Commissioner for Basic and Primary Education to make sure that the directive was carried out to the later.

The Governor stated this during the commissioning of Cavagina and Olodi Primary School, both in Warri South Local Government Area.

He said; “Schools have been turned to social ground but they are not meant for social events. If you want to do your parties please take them to other places. The school environment is a learning environment and not a place for social gathering. I want the commissioner to take note of this and make sure that this directive is carried out to the latter.”

The Governor also tasked teachers in the state to teach their pupils how to keep their environment clean, saying that he was worried at the rate of dirt found in many of the schools.

He said that it was the responsibility of teachers to teach their pupils how to live a clean life within and outside the school, adding that children were the leaders of tomorrow.

While lamenting that the Warri was becoming too dirty, Governor Uduaghan said he wants the people in Warri to keep their environment clean, stressing that he does not want people to refer to Warri as a dirty place again.

At Cavegina Primary School, He also tasked the teachers to plant grass on the field, noting that it was not the responsibility of the state government to plant grass for the school.

While thanking the Ovie of Agbassah Kingdom, HRH, Ememoh Orhifi II, for his support during the construction of Cavegina School, the Governor tasked the monarch to ensure that the school and its property were secured.

At Olodi Primary School, Governor Uduaghan also tasked the teachers and pupils of the school to keep the environment clean.

Commissioner for Special Duties, Special Infrastructure, Dame Orezi Esievo, said the renovation works mark an important milestone in the annals of the school which has been given a new lease of life.

‘’Both staff and pupils of the school and indeed members of the community are hereby enjoined to guard and maintain the facilities in the state in order to preserve them’’, he said.