Governor Ben Ayade Bans Prayers in all private and public schools

He also directed that all teachers witheffect from next year must be in suitsduring official hours.

The directive which was sent toall zonal heads in the state said, “the ministry hereby directs allpublic and private primary andsecondary schools across thestate to suspend all assemblies (morning and afternoon) till further notice. ”All school heads were directed to complystrictly or risk sanctions.

The Governor of Cross River state, Ben Ayade has ordered that no public orprivate primary and secondary school in the state should hold morning orafternoon prayers. Bear in mind that many of the publics chools in the state were established by Christian missionaries, as the directive came on the heels of a prevailing security concerns in the country. 

In a reaction, the Christian Association ofNigeria (CAN) signed by Archbishop J. E. Ukpo and Apostle Iwara Oleh Obeten, state chairman and secretary respectively, said such directive was completely unacceptable, adding that it would negatively affect the upbringing ofchildren.

CAN urged the state government toimmediately withdraw the directive

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