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Insecurity: Adamawa orders closure of 30 boarding schools

Insecurity: Adamawa orders closure of 30 boarding schools

Story from Matthew ELOYI

Adamawa State Government has ordered the closure of 30 out of the 34 boarding junior secondary schools in the state due to insecurity.

According to a statement by the Commissioner for Education and Human Capital Development, Mrs Wilbina Jackson, the closure is to take effect from September 6, 2021, till further notice.

The statement added that the move was a proactive measure to ensure the safety of the students in view of the insecurity bedevilling Nigeria.

The four schools that will not be affected by the closure, according to the statement, include; Government Girls Junior Secondary School (GGJSS), Yola, General Murtala Mohammed College, Yola, Special School Jada, and Special School, Mubi.

The statement read: “The Hon. Commissioner, Ministry of Education and Human Capital Development, wishes to announce that 30 boarding junior secondary schools out of the 34 schools in the state, have been de-boarded with effect from 6th September 2021. From now henceforth, all the 3 government junior secondary schools are now day schools.

“The remaining four that are not affected are Government Girls Junior Secondary School Yola, General Murtala Mohammed College Yola, Special School Jada and Special School Mubi.

“This becomes necessary due to the present incessant security challenges faced by the country and owing to students’ tender age, hence the need for them to study under the care of their parents.

“All students from the affected schools are to be placed to the nearest public junior secondary schools within their catchment or domicile areas. Stakeholders, PTA, ANCOPS and others are to ensure compliance with this government policy.

Insecurity: Adamawa orders closure of 30 boarding schools
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