Following the abduction of over 100 students from the Bethel Baptist High School in the early hours of Monday, July 5, the Kaduna state government has ordered the immediate closure of 13 schools in locations vulnerable to bandit attacks.
According to a statement released by the Director-General of Quality Assurance Authority in the Ministry of Education, Umma Ahmed, the closure of the schools which are privately owned is with immediate effect.
He gave 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 on the list are Goodnews Secondary School, St. Augustine, Kujama, Comprehensive Development Institution (CDI), Tudun Mare and Adventist College, Kujama.
“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 statement reads