The Sokoto government has suspended the resumption of basic and secondary schools in the state for one week.

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According to NAN, the schools are supposed to resume on Sunday and Monday, for boarding and day students.

However, Ibrahim Iya, spokesperson of the state ministry of basic and secondary education, announced a suspension in a statement on Sunday.

He said that the suspension was a sequel to the 24-hour curfew declared by the state government.

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Iya added that Bello Guiwa, the commissioner of basic and secondary education, directed all public and private schools to resume on May 22 for boarding and May 23 for day students.

“Final year students who are supposed to begin their WAEC examination on Monday, 16th May, 2022, are not affected. Parents, teachers, SBMC, and PTAs are expected to comply with the directive please,” he added.

In a related development, members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in Sokoto were advised to remain at home due to the 24-hour curfew.

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This was contained in another statement from Sani Idris, the spokesperson of the scheme in Sokoto.

It said that the management of the scheme had contacted all the security agencies, to ensure the safety of its corps members throughout the curfew period and beyond.

“Arrangements have been made for the police and army patrol vehicles to intensify surveillance in all of the corps members’ locations,” the scheme said.

TheCable had reported how a student later identified as Deborah Yakubu was attacked and set ablaze by a mob over comments considered to be an insult to Prophet Mohammed.

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Sokoto had, on Saturday, declared the 24-hour curfew following violent protests by some youths seeking the release of suspects arrested by the security agencies in connection with the murder on Thursday.



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