Delta State Governor, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan on Tuesday took his campaign of a clean Delta to schools with a charge on teachers, pupils and stakeholders of schools across the state to imbibe the clean culture.
Governor Uduaghan gave the charge while inaugurating 64 ultra modern classrooms at Olodi Primary School and Cavegina Primary School both in Warri, renovated and rehabilitated by his administration.
Dr. Uduaghan who also charged various school heads in the state to provide green environment in their respective schools, placed a ban on the use of public schools for social engagements at weekends.
The Governor who took turn to address the pupils, teachers and stakeholders of the schools separately, pleaded with them to reciprocate the government’s gesture by ensuring that the buildings, including the classrooms, fittings and the environment was maintained and always kept clean.
He cautioned the pupils against such bad habits as writing, placing hands on the walls and littering the premises with empty cans and waste.
Uduaghan also charged the teachers, “Please the culture of a clean environment has to start from the school environment. It should actually start from the home. Let us take the issue of environmental sanitation very seriously.”
Commending leaders of the host communities for providing a peaceful environment during the duration of the work, Dr. Uduaghan pleaded with them to keep eyes on the schools and protect them against vandalism and filth.
Governor Uduaghan also tasked the school heads and teachers to use the pupils to provide and keep green environment in their respective schools, stating that the government was not going to do that for them.
As part of measures to maintain green environment in schools, Dr. Uduaghan directed the State Commissioner for Basic and Secondary Education to outlaw the use of public schools for social engagements during weekends.
Mrs. Orezi Esievo, the Commission for Special Infrastructure, in her address, explained that the schools which were in deplorable conditions, were renovated and rehabilitated as part of the governor’s human capital development agenda to provide conducive learning environment.
In their remarks, the host communities commended Governor Uduaghan for the transformation as well as for bringing the schools up to date with modern standards.