Kano Suddenly Shuts all Schools, as Zamfara Swiftly Closes 10
Kano State government has on Tuesday ordered that all public and private schools be closed with immediate effect.
There was no reason given for this sudden decision.
The state education commissioner, Muhammadu Sanusi Kiru, just said in a statement widely circulated that “parents whose children are in boarding schools are to also arrange and convey their children/wards back home from tomorrow, Wednesday, 16th December, 2020.”
Kaduna State first gave such directives on Tuesday, linking its decision to the resurgence of COVID-19.
Also in Zamfara State, announced the immediate closure of 10 secondary schools believed to be vulnerable to bandits’ attacks.
The state commissioner for education, Mr. Ibrahim Abdullahi, made the disclosure when he ad
dressed journalists at his office on measures being taken by the state government to secure the lives of school children in the state.
“We have received the approval of Governor Bello Matawalle to close all the schools located along our borders with our neighbouring states of Katsina and Kaduna.
“This is following the recent abduction of over 300 secondary school students at the Government Science Secondary School, Kankara, Katsina State.
“As you know, Kankara shares borders with Zamfara State and that attack is also a threat to our students which was why we suggested to the governor of the pressing need to close down these schools for the safety of our students.”
According to the commissioner, all the seven boarding schools and one day school along the state’s borders with Katsina as well as two-day schools along the borders with Kaduna State are affected by the closure.
The affected schools are said to include Girls Secondary School (GSS), Zurmi; GSS Birnin-Magaji; GSS, Shinkafi; GSS Tsafe and GSSS Bukkuyum. Others are GGCSS Moriki and GDSS Gurbin-Bore, all sharing borders with Katsina State, while the remaining two, GDSS Nasarawan Mailayi and GDSS Gusami are along the Zamfara/Kaduna borders.
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