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Edo government condemns destruction of school facilities


Dr. Joan Oviawe

The Edo State government, yesterday, condemned the recent destruction of properties at the Special Needs School for the visually impaired, mentally challenged and hearing impaired at Ukhegie, near Benin City.

The Chairman of the Edo State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), Dr. Joan Oviawe, said the suspected vandals have been apprehended. She warned that government would no longer tolerate the destruction of public primary school facilities.

She said the perpetrators would be held accountable and prosecuted in a court of law.

The suspects looted window fittings and other facilities at the school last Monday.

She said: “A total of six classrooms were affected in the incident, with aluminium roofing sheets of one of the classrooms completely damaged. The school officials said this was not the first of such incidents.

“Edo people, who reside close to public schools should support government’s stance to stamp out the activities of vandals. They are encouraged to report individuals and groups who vandalise public assets in schools to the nearest police post.”

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