The Adamawa State Government has suspended operation of 30 junior secondary schools hitherto operated as boarding schools across the state.
A statement announcing the development said the suspension of all boarding arrangements for the schools takes effect from Monday, September 6, evidently in a move to forestall possible abduction of students by men of the underworld.
Prior to this decision, 34 secondary schools ran facilities for boarding students, but four of such schools are to retain their status while the 30 deboarded ones will now operate as day schools.
A statement by the Commissioner for Education and Human Capital Development, Mrs, Wilbina Jackson named the four schools that will not be affected by the closure as Government Girls Junior Secondary School (GGJSS), 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 government statement said.
It 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 at 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,” the statement said.
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