Jigawa State Government has ordered the immediate closure of all public schools in the state amidst the ongoing end-of-the-year promotional examination.
Jigawa Schools Closed
The State Commissioner for Education, Dr. Lawan Yusuf, who confirmed the development to newsmen on Wednesday, said security threat was the main reason behind the closure of the school.
According to him, the schools were ordered to close on Wednesday morning after the state received an intelligence report about possible attacks on schools across the country, particularly in border states.
Yusuf directed all principals and headmasters in the state through the ministry of education and the state primary education board. He also directed parents of students in boarding secondary schools to go and take their children.
Also contacted, the state’s commissioner of Education, Science and Technology, Mr Lawan Yunusa Danzomo confirmed that the schools were closed ”based on intelligence reports of the security threat and are a chance of attacks on schools”.
According to him “you all know the security threat is not peculiar to Jigawa alone but so many parts of the country. But the threat is more of boarder state and Jigawa is one of them”.
The commissioner added that “we also ordered the tertiary institution. But we asked them to study the situation and decided on their own”.
On the ongoing examination, Danzomo maintained that “it is not something to worry about, it is an internal examination which can be adjusted”.
KanyiDaily also reported that Plateau State Government had revoked the licenses of all private nursery, primary and secondary schools in the state.