By Dave Okpogadie, Asaba
Delta State Commissioner for Basic and Secondary Education, Chief Patrick Ukah, has called for all hands to be on deck towards protecting infrastructures in public schools in the state from vandalism.
Chief Ukah, who made the call during inspection visits to public schools in the state, warned unscrupulous elements in the society to desist from the negative acts.
He decried the high rate of destruction of school property such as chairs, tables, windows, ceilings and even chalk boards, and called on communities where schools were located to take proper possession of the schools by protecting things in the schools as they do for their own property.
Chief Ukah advised the school management to ensure robust synergy with the traditional rulers and communities where schools awere located for them to be well abreast of the activities of the schools in their domains.
He explained that the measure was in order for the communities to assume ownership of public schools and protect the facilities provided for them by the state government.
The commissioner said awareness and sensitization campaigns on the need for students and the general public to abstain from incessant destruction of facilities in public schools as well as engender the interest of children to embrace education would soon be carried out.