The Kaduna State Governor, Nasir Ahmed El-Rufai, has ordered the immediate closure of 13 schools located in areas that have been identified as vulnerable to attacks by bandits.
The order was made public by Umma Ahmed, the Director-General of Quality Assurance Authority in the state Ministry of Education.
You would recall that bandits had only recently, attacked Bethel Baptist school in Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State, where an unspecified number of students were kidnapped.
While speaking to proprietors of some private schools in the state, Ahmed said “You are hereby advised to adhere to the contents of this letter as appropriate sanctions shall be meted out to schools that are found wanting for non-compliance, please.”
The schools affected by the directive include:
Faith Academy, along Kachia Road adjacent to Jakaranda,
Deeper Life Academy, Maraban Rido,
ECWA Secondary school, Ungwar Maje
Bethel Baptist High School, Damishi.
St. Peters Minor Seminary, Katari,
Prelude Secondary School, Kujama,
Ibiso Secondary School, Tashar Iche,
Tulip International (Boys) School
Tulip international (Girls) School.
Goodnews Secondary School,
St. Augustine, Kujama,
Comprehensive Development Institution (CDI), Tudun Mare
and Adventist College, Kujama.
Ahmed said the closure is with immediate effect.
Kaduna State, has been experiencing series of attacks on Schools by bandits in recent times.
You would recall that Governor El-Rufai had in September, 2019 enrolled his six-year old son, at the Kaduna Capital School, a government-owned school, claiming he took the step to promote confidence in public schools in the state.
He has however withdrawn his Children from Schools in Kaduna for security concerns.