Adamawa State government has directed thirty schools operating as boardings school to henceforth function as day schools, where students return to their homes after school hours.
A statement from the Commissioner for Education and Human Capital Development, Wilbina Jackson, said that the closure, which takes effect from September 6, will affect thirty-four boarding (junior) secondary schools in the state.
The statement further revealed that the move is a proactive measure, to ensure the safety of the students, given the rampant abduction of school students in northern Nigeria.
The four schools exempted by the order are Government Girls Junior Secondary School, Yola, General Murtala Mohammed College, Yola, Special School, Jada and Special School, Mubi.
The state feels this is 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.
Editor: Ena Agbanoma