The Adamawa State Government has ordered the closure of 30 boarding junior secondary schools out of 34 in the state over insecurity concerns.
According to a statement by the Adamawa commissioner of education and human capital development, Mrs, Wilbina Jackson, the closure is to take effect from September 6, 2021 till further notice.
Wilbina described the move as a proactive measure to uphold the safety of the students, following the growing levels of insecurity in the state.
The four schools not affected by the closure are; Government Girls Junior Secondary School (GGJSS), Yola, General Murtala Mohammed College, Yola, Special School Jada and Special School, Mubi.
The statement reads;
“The Hon. Commissioner Ministry of Education and Human Capital Development, wishes to announce that 30 boarding junior secondary schools out of the 34 schools in the state, have been de-boarded with effect from 6th September, 2021. From now henceforth, all the 30 government junior secondary schools are now day schools.
”The remaining four that are not affected are Government Girls Junior Secondary School Yola, General Murtala Mohammed College Yola, Special School Jada and Special School Mubi.
“This becomes 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.
”All students from the affected schools are to be placed in the nearest public junior secondary schools within their catchment or domicile areas. Stakeholders, PTA, ANCOPS and others are to ensure compliance with this government policy.”
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