Adamawa State Government has ordered the closure of 30 boarding junior secondary schools, out of the 34 junior schools in the state as a proactive measure to ensure the safety of students in view of the security challenges the country is currently faced with.
This was contained in a statement by the Commissioner of Education and Human Capital Development, Wilbina Jackson.
According to the statement, the shut down of the schools will take effect from September 6, 2021 till further notice.
The four schools that will not be shut down are the Government Girls Junior Secondary School, Yola; General Murtala Mohammed College, Yola; Special School Jada; and Special School, Mubi.
The statement said, “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 been de-boarded with effect from 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 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.
”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.”