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Adamawa deboards 30 schools over fear of abductions

thenationonlineng.net

 SEPTEMBER 5, 2021

A statement announcing the development said suspension of all boarding arrangements for the schools takes effect from Monday, September 6 ostensibly to forestall possible abduction of students by bandits.

Prior to this decision, 34 secondary schools ran facilities for boarding students but four of such schools are to retain their status while the 30 deboarded ones will now operate as day schools.

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A statement by the Commissioner of Education and Human Capital Development, Mrs. Wilbina Jackson, named the four schools that will not be affected by the closure as Government Girls Junior Secondary School (GGJSS) Yola; General Murtala Mohammed College Yola; Special School Jada and Special School, Mubi.

The statement explained: “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 to 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.”

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