The Adamawa state government has ordered the closure of 30 boarding junior secondary schools due to insecurity.

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Wilbina Jackson, the state’s commissioner of education and human capital development, broke the news in a statement seen by TheCable Lifestyle on Sunday.

She said the order will see the shutdown of 30 out of 34 junior schools in the state, taking effect from September 6.

In her statement, Jackson added that all the 30 government junior secondary schools would now be day schools.

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“30 boarding junior secondary schools out of the 34 schools in the state, have been de-boarded with effect from 6th September 2021. All the 30 government junior secondary schools are now day schools,” her statement read in part.

“The remaining four that are not affected are Government Girls Junior Secondary School Yola, General Murtala Mohammed College Yola, Special School 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.

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“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 shutdown order comes amid the insecurity in the country which has severally seen the abduction of students.

Editors note: Featured image used for illustrative purpose.

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