Kwara Govt Bans Preaching In Public Schools, Allows ‘Silent Prayers’
Kwara State government, has banned religious activities across public schools in the state.
The state’s Commissioner for Education and Human Capital Development, Fatimoh Bisola Ahmed, disclosed this in a statement recently.
The ban followed an incident that happened in one of the government schools in the state capital.
The government frowned at religious bodies visiting schools in the morning to engage in religious activities.
The government also said that in a bid to ensure peace in the state, prayers should be done silently.
The statement reads:“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 organization 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 please note.”