Kwara regulates religious activities in public schools

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Worried about promotion of dichotomy, the Kwara State Government has warned administrators of public schools against allowing religious organisations to preach during the morning assembly in all schools in the state.

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The development may not be unconnected with the recent  invasion of  some public schools by religious organisations to preach to students during morning assemblies.

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The Commissioner for Education and Human Capital Development, Hajia Fatimoh Ahmed has directed principals and head teachers to conduct their prayers silently at morning assemblies.

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“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.

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

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“The ministry, therefore, directs that prayers should be said silently in the morning assembly across public schools in the state,” said the commissioner.

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The government also pleaded   with school heads and other stakeholders to adhere strictly to the directive dictated by the need to maintain peace and decorum in public schools.

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