Insecurity: Over 5,000 Kaduna schools remain shut amid military operationsAugust 7, 2021
Over 5,000 schools in Kaduna State remain shut following ongoing military operations to flush out bandits from the state.
This is based on a directive by the state government announcing the suspension of resumption of both public and private schools across the state.
According to the Annual School Census Report 2018/2019/February 2020 by the state ministry of education, over 5,000 pre-primary to senior secondary schools, both private and public, will be affected by the indefinite closure.
The resumption of schools was scheduled for August 9, but the state government on Friday said this had now been halted “while awaiting further assessments by the security agencies.”
The statement was titled, ‘Military operations delay schools resumption, slow infrastructure projects in high-risk areas,’ and was jointly signed by the state Commissioner for Education, Shehu Mohammed, and his counterpart in the Ministry of Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan.
The government asked school authorities to comply with the security advisory and also directed the discontinuation of all infrastructure projects at high-risk areas forthwith.
The statement read, “The Kaduna State Government commends the military and police high commands for the ongoing security operations against armed bandits across the state.