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JUST IN: Kaduna orders closure of 13 schools


El-Rufai, police

The Kaduna State government has ordered the closure of thirteen schools located in areas susceptible to bandits’ attacks after the Bethel Baptist High School’s incident on Monday,

The school is located in the Chikun Local Government Area of the state where an unspecified number of students were kidnapped.

Director-General of Quality Assurance Authority in the state Ministry of Education, Umma Ahmed, told proprietors of private schools, that the closure was with immediate effect.

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Ahmed listed the names of the affected schools to include, Faith Academy, along Kachia Road adjacent to Jakaranda, Deeper Life Academy, Maraban Rido, Ecwa Secondary school, Ungwar Maje and Bethel Baptist High School, Damishi.

Others are, St. Peters Minor Seminary, Katari, Prelude Secondary School, Kujama, Ibiso Secondary school, Tashar Iche, Tulip Interational (Boys) School and Tulip international (Girls) School.

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Also in the list are, Goodnews Secondary School, St. Augustine, Kujama, Comprehensive Development Institution (CDI), Tudun Mare and Adventist College, Kujama.

“You are hereby advised to adhere to the contents of this letter as appropriate sanctions shall be meted out to schools that are found wanting for non-compliance, please,” it stated.

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