The Federal Ministry of Education has ordered the immediate closure of the Federal Government College in Kwali, Abuja, over security threats.
FG Closes Abuja College
It was gathered that parents trooped to the school on Monday morning to evacuate their children from the College following an attack by bandits on a nearby community.
In a statement on Monday, Ben Goong, the director of press and public relations in the ministry of education, announced closure of the college due to the security breach in communities around the school.
Goong said the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, gave the directive on Monday morning and that security should be beefed up in all the unity schools in the country.
The statement reads, “The Federal Ministry of Education has ordered the immediate closure of one of its colleges, the Federal Government College Kwali, located in Kwali Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
“Education Minister, Adamu Adamu who gave the directive in the early hours of this morning said the closure became necessary following a security breach on Sheda and Lambata Villages, suburbs of Kwali Area Council which also threatened FGC Kwali.
“According to the Minister, the timely intervention of security Agencies saved the situation. Adamu Adamu also directed that arrangements should be made for final year students to conclude their NECO examinations.
“The Minister has also directed Principals of Unity Colleges across the country to liaise with security Agencies within their jurisdictions in order to forestall any security breach in our schools.”
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