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Synod pleads for mission schools

Governor Anayo Rochas Okorocha of Imo State has been urged to extend his free education policy beyond students in schools owned by the State government to the mission schools.

This was contained in a communiqué issued at the end of the First Session of the Second Synod of the Anglican Diocese of Okigwe held recently at St. Philip’s Church Umuduruegbeaguru.

The Synod, however, commended the state government’s efforts in regular payment of salaries and pensions as well as the understanding reached to clear arrears of gratuities owed retired workers.

It pleaded with the state government to facilitate the completion of the Faculty of engineering arm of Imo State University at Umuna Okigwe.

According to the communiqué, the Synod frowned at the involvement of the Federal government in the building of Almajiri schools which were targeted at teaching Islam, adding that it violates the secular nature of the country.

Section 10 of the constitution, it observed, forbids the government from getting involved in religious matters.

While condemning the barbaric lynching of four University of Port Harcourt students, it called on the Federal Government to check the abuse of the social media

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