BREAKING: Kaduna Orders Closure Of 13 Schools Over Insecurity

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Nasir El-Rufai

The Kaduna State Government on Monday ordered the immediate closure of 13 schools located in areas that have been identified as vulnerable to attacks by bandits.

This followed the bandit’s attack on Bethel Baptist School in the Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State, where 140 students were kidnapped.

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The directive issued by the Director-General of Quality Assurance Authority in the Ministry of Education, Umma Ahmed, to proprietors of private schools, said the closure was with immediate effect.

It warned against failure to comply with the directive.

Ahmed listed the names of the affected schools as: Faith Academy, along Kachia Road adjacent to Jakaranda; Deeper Life Academy, Maraban Rido; ECWA Secondary School, Ungwar Maje and Bethel Baptist High School, Damishi.

Others are: St. Peters Minor Seminary, Katari, Prelude Secondary School, Kujama, Ibiso Secondary school, Tashar Iche, Tulip International (Boys) School, and Tulip international (Girls) School.

Also in the list are: Goodnews Secondary School, St. Augustine, Kujama, Comprehensive Development Institution (CDI), Tudun Mare and Adventist College, Kujama.

The statement reads, “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.”

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