The Federal Government has denied that it is planning to shut down schools nationwide over the rising insecurity in the nation.
Recall that schools in Northern Nigerians have experienced series of mass abductions by gunmen in the North, a situation which has led to the closure of some schools in the country.
But the federal government insisted that it will not stop school activities despite the attacks on learning institutions across the country.
Minister of State for Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, made this known while speaking on how insecurity is affecting schools, in an interview on Channels Television on Tuesday.
He said the motive behind the attacks was for schools to be permanently closed, adding that the federal government was working seriously to address the situation.
“We are aware that some of the attacks are meant to stop the idea of going to schools at all, and that is why we would not stop school operations,” Nwajiuba said.
“We must continue. Stopping schooling is suicidal for the country. If we can be truthful, we will notice that the country is making serious efforts battling this as much as we can and stepping up the ability to respond.
“We are very worried as the next parent; all my children are in public schools in Nigeria. I can tell you, no father, no mother would want this.
“We want to reassure Nigerian children that we are here for them and we will ensure that this problem is tackled.”