Raphael Ede, Enugu
The Enugu State Post Primary School Management Board (PPSM) has expelled nine female students of Urban Girls Secondary School, Enugu, for allegedly belonging to various cult groups in the state.
It, however, warned that, henceforth, any student found to be member of any cult group would not only be sent packing, but would not be allowed to attend school within the state.
Chairman of the Board, Barr. Nestor Ezeme, disclosed this, on Tuesday, at the Girls Secondary School, Ugwuoba in Oji River Council Area of the state, while commissioning a three class room block built and donated to the school by the member, Representing Oji River/Awgu/Aninri federal constituency in the National Assembly, Hon. Toby Okechukwu.
Ezeme urged the students to shun all manner of social vices, particularly cultism, insisting that the state has zero tolerance for secret cults in schools.
While, commending Okechukwu’s contributions in advancing the education – sub sector in his constituency, Ezeme said the gesture was in line with Gov. Ugwuanyi’s resolve in empowering youths of the state through education.
In his remarks, the federal lawmaker, who is the chairman, House Committee on Works, had emphasised the need for adequate support for education for the development of any society.
According to him, no nation across the globe, including Nigeria, could get to its desired destination in terms of advancement, without equipping its youths with sound education, stressing that as a lawmaker, he believes strongly in the power of education to transform any society, hence, it remains the bedrock for development.
Okechukwu, who had earlier, commissioned similar newly rehabilitated school blocks, including a 10 KVA mini Solar plant at Inyi Central School, in the same Oji River Council Area urged the benefiting communities to guide the facilities jealously, so as to avoid their vandalisation.
“Education is the best empowerment we can give to our people , because it is something that is enduring, and aids speedy development of any nation. As a representative of my people, i will continue to do my best in that regard”, he assured.
Some of the Constituents, including monarchs, and government functionaries from the area, had expressed satisfaction with the performance of the member of the lower chamber of the nation’s National Assembly NASS, saying that he has not done badly since assumption of office.