Niger State Ministry of Education has directed closure of all public
secondary schools in the state from the 12th to 26th of this month.
In a statement by the State Commissioner for Education
Hannatu Jibril Salihu indicates that the directive was based on the decision earlier taken during an
interface with the ministry and
officials various security agencies in the state .
The statement acknowledged that
though there are twenty-two secondary schools in the State comprising of eleven day and eleven boarding schools which has earlier been closed
following the abduction students of Kagara Science college
the two weeks total closure of all public secondary schools its added was necessary to give relevant security Agencies the time and opportunity to conduct a comprehensive risk assessment of all public secondary schools.
The exercise ,when
completed, will provide an all -inclusive mechanism and strategies that will restore and guarantee sustainable security and safety of students, school infrastructure, education managers and Teachers in the state.
The commissioner used the opportunity to commend
education actors, parents and communities for their patience , understanding and support in this trying period.