Owerri - Imo Government said on Thursday it would expel and hand over to the police, any student found engaging in cult activities in the state.
Such a student will also be denied admission into any other secondary school in the state.
This is part of a government decision at the weekly State Executive Council meeting in Owerri.
Briefing newsmen, the Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, Chinedu Offor, urged parents and guardians to guard their children and wards against indulging in cultism.
He said that government would no longer allow its secondary schools to become breeding ground for cultism and other societal vices.
Offor said: “Students are sent to schools to learn and become useful to themselves and the society. Engaging in cultism or any other vices will not allow them to achieve this aim.
“Parents and guardians are therefore advised to train their children and wards well, to enable them to become good citizens.”
The commissioner also announced the ban on use of private residence or plots of land as motor parks, warning that anybody who flouted the order would have his Certificate of Occupancy revoked.
He said the council had also mandated the state Ministry of Works to cover all pot holes in Owerri metropolis within 10 days, adding that Ministry of Women Affairs would also clear the streets of destitute persons.