The Kaduna government has ordered the closure of all public and private schools in Kajuru and Birnin Gwari Local Government Area of the state.
In a memo released on Tuesday, signed by the state Commissioner for Schools’ Quality Assurance Authority, Abigail Adze, the schools were closed following Monday’s attack on UBE Primary School Rama.
The memo addressed to all principals of public and private schools directed that the schools should close due to the prevailing security situation in the area.
According to the commissioner, the decision was taken in view of the security challenges in Kajuru LGA of the state.
“The director-general, Kaduna state schools quality assurance authority has directed me to inform all Principals and Proprietors of both public and private schools in Kajuru local government area to close down all Schools with immediate effect. (as from today 16th March, 2021),” the memo read.
“No school should re-open until you are directed to do so. Be security conscious at all times.”
However, It was learned that schools in Rama, Zaman Daji, Dagara, Bugar as well as Government Girls Junior and Senior secondary school Bagoma in Birnin Gwari have remained closed.
Shehu Hassan of Birnin Gwari town said even though Government Girls Junior and Senior Secondary school Bagoma is a day school and not so far from Birnin Gwari town, students and teachers have stayed back at home for fear of being attacked.