Adamawa State government has announced the closure of 30 boarding junior secondary schools in the state out of the 34 junior schools over insecurity.
The closure, according to a statement by the commissioner of education and human capital development, Mrs. Wilbina Jackson, is to take effect from today till further notice.
The statement said the move was a proactive measure to ensure the safety of students in view of the insecurity bedeviling the country.
The four schools that will not be affected by the closure are the Government Girls Junior Secondary School, 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 beende-boarded witheffectfrom 6th September, 2021. From now henceforth, all the 30 government junior secondary schools are now day schools.
“The remaining four that are not affected are Government Girls Junior Secondary School, Yola; General Murtala MohammedCollege, Yola; SpecialSchool, Jada and Special School Mubi.
“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 in 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.