Rivers State Governor, Siminalayi Fubara has read the riot act to school principals in the state, saying anyone caught involved in cult activities would be summarily dismissed.
He stressed that schools in the State are for quality teaching and learning, and not breeding grounds for cultism.
Governor Fubara stated this at the commissioning of the remodeled Government Comprehensive Secondary School, Borikiri in the old Port Harcourt township on Tuesday.
He said his administration is committed to providing world-class edifices that will inspire teachers to give their best in grooming students as he believes in education as the foundation for development and growth.
Fubara noted that though the project was started by his predecessor, it has been completed by his administration by effectively deploying taxpayers’ money for the good of Rivers people.
While charging the school authority to do everything possible to secure the facility, the governor enjoined the students to devote more time to their studies to become the best in their careers.
The Governor said, “Today, we have a world-class edifice. We have an environment that makes you feel and appreciate learning, even our students will be happy to be in school.
“It will also encourage our teachers and spur them to put in their best. That was why the government at that time started it.
“When we came on board, we saw every reason to see that it was concluded and commissioned for the good of our people.
“Let me say it here, it should be a policy. Any principal found to be associated with cultism will be dismissed from service.”
Performing the commissioning, former President of the Nigerian Bar Association, Chief Onueze Okocha, SAN, commended the administration of Governor Fubara for transforming the school with quality structures and learning facilities that have become envious.
In his project description, Rivers State Commissioner for Education, Prof. Chinedum Mmom said there are administrative blocks of offices for staff, laboratories for sciences and agriculture, including Information Communication Technology, and a library.
“There is also a 24-classroom block, 500-capacity multipurpose hall, and sporting complex,” Prof Mmom stated.
On his part, the president of the Old Boys Association of the school, Dr. Nobel Abe expressed their appreciation to the State government for responding to their plea and had remodeled the structures at the school to make it a befitting learning Institution.