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Cross River’s CAN set to protest ban of prayers in schools

Iyene Etim

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) Cross River Chapter has reacted over the ban of morning devotion in all primary and secondary schools across the state.

In a statement issued by the state’s CAN chairman, Archbishop Joseph Edra Ukpo said that such actions take away the right of the people to worship.

Parts of the statement read, “Sequel to the letter from the Ministry of Education with reference No MOE/S132/VOL 1, by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Education dated October 21, directing public and private primary/secondary schools across the state to suspend all assemblies (morning and afternoon) till further notice, the Christian Association of Nigeria, Cross River State chapter, hereby, says that such directive is totally unacceptable.

It adds that, “This directive will negatively affect the moral upbringing of our children who are future leaders of this country.”

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