Assembly wants government to construct perimeter fencing at Achalla Community Secondary School
person_pin Okey Onwuka
query_builder August 13, 2020 16:14:10

By Anastasia Agunwa/Chizoba Okeke  :

Awka, Aug. 13, 2020 (MOI) Anambra State House of Assembly has urged the State Government to direct the Commissioner for Basic Education to construct perimeter fencing at the Community Secondary School, Achalla, Awka North Local Government Area (LGA).

The House added that the fencing would stop the students from wandering about unhindered and prevent the schools’ property from being either stolen or vandalised.

This followed a motion moved by Mr John Nwokoye representing, Awka North constituency and seconded by Mr Patrick Udeoba representing Anambra West constituency during plenary on Aug. 11.

The Speaker, Mr Uchenna Okafor who presided over the plenary session had put up the motion while the lawmakers adopted it through voice votes.

Mr John Nwokoye blamed incessant cases of abduction of students from schools all over the country to absence of competent security guards, perimeter security fencing and other basic security apparatus in schools.

Nwokoye said that the construction of the perimeter security fence would further deter criminal attacks and vandalism of laboratory equipment.

``Non construction of perimeter fencing at the school renders it susceptible to criminal attacks, thereby leaving the academic atmosphere non conducive for proper learning.

A combined reading of Sections 14(2)b and 18(3) of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (as amended) would indicate that the security and welfare of the people shall be the primary purpose of Government.

``Government is charged with the responsibility of eradicating illiteracy by providing free education.’’ (MOI)