Government has ordered the closure of schools in Adamawa State.
Newsonline reports that the Adamawa State Government has ordered the closure of at least 30 boarding junior secondary schools in the state.
This online newspaper learnt that the order was made known via a statement by the State Commissioner of Education and Human Capital Development, Mrs. Wilbina Jackson, on Sunday.
According to her, the closure of the schools became necessary over the insecurity bewildering the state.
The commissioner stated that the closure of the 30 boarding schools out of the 34 junior schools in the state takes effect from September 6, 2021, till further notice.
The four schools that will not be affected by the closure include the Government Girls Junior Secondary School (GGJSS), Yola, General Murtala Mohammed College, Yola, Special School Jada, and Special School, Mubi.
The statement read, “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,” she stated.
The commissioner added, “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,” Mrs. Jackson stated.