Connect with us

News

Yobe govt orders immediate closure of all boarding schools over insecurity

Published

on

Yobe governor declares 'we need' NAF Base in Damaturu to flush out Boko Haram insurgents

The Yobe State government has ordered an immediate closure of all boarding schools in the state to stem kidnapping and safeguard the lives of students in its domain.

This was contained in a statement issued to newsmen on Monday by the Commissioner for Basic and Secondary Education, Dr Muhammed.

He said the students from JSS I to SSS II have been ordered to vacate their schools immediately.

“The Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education has ordered the immediate closure of all boarding schools in the state.

READ ALSO: APC sweeps Yobe local council election

“Students from JSS I to SSS II should vacate their schools immediately.

“The closure of the boarding schools is informed by the security concern and the urgent need for government to be proactive in safeguarding the lives of the children.

“All day schools are to continue with the normal academic activities,” Dr Muhammed said.

Join the conversation

Opinions

Support Ripples Nigeria, hold up solutions journalism

Balanced, fearless journalism driven by data comes at huge financial costs.

As a media platform, we hold leadership accountable and will not trade the right to press freedom and free speech for a piece of cake.

If you like what we do, and are ready to uphold solutions journalism, kindly donate to the Ripples Nigeria cause.

Your support would help to ensure that citizens and institutions continue to have free access to credible and reliable information for societal development.

Donate Now

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

5 × 1 =

Investigations