The Adamawa State governor, Ahmadu Fintiri, has ordered the closure of 30 boarding colleges within the state, because of safety considerations.
An announcement from the Commissioner of Education and Human Capital Development, Wilbina Jackson, said that the closure, which takes impact from September 6, 2021, will have an effect on 30 out of the 34 boarding (junior) secondary colleges within the state.
The assertion additional revealed that the transfer was a proactive measure to make sure the security of the scholars in view of the rampant abduction of faculty college students in northern Nigeria.
The 4 colleges exempted by the order are Government Girls Junior Secondary School, Yola; General Murtala Mohammed College, Yola; Special School, Jada and Special School, Mubi.
“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 4 that aren’t 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 college students from the affected colleges are to be positioned to the closest public junior secondary colleges inside their catchment or domicile areas.
“Stakeholders, PTA (Parent-Teacher Association), ANCOPS (All Nigeria Conference of Principals of Public Schools) and others are to ensure compliance with this government policy,” the assertion learn partly.