The Edo State Government on Monday, according to report made available to schoolworld, ordered the reopening of Akenzua and Ihogbe Secondary Schools which were shutdown over allegations of cultism and other vices among the students.
Both schools are to commence academic activities with immediate effect.
The reopening of the schools was put in place by the Edo state Deputy Governor, Mr. Philip Shaibu and members of a Mentorship Committee which was set up to check the level of cultism and other social vices.
“Compared to what it was the last time we came, there is s gradual reform. We thank God and we thank the clergymen, Commissioner for Education and staff for doing a good job. We hope to replicate it in other schools.
“The committee is going to work with the School Based Management Committee (SBMC) to ensure that all other things are straightened.
“We need to change the mentality of the students, we need a complete overhaul of their orientation, and that is why we had to post out some of the teachers and bring in new ones,” the Deputy Governor stated.
Shaibu also made it known that the academic calendar was being re-organised because the students had enjoyed a long vacation and another one is coming and assured that the calendar would be structured in a way that they won’t miss anything.