Banditry: Zamfara govt. converts Boarding to Day schools

The Zamfara State Government has ordered all boarding schools earlier closed by the government to reopen with immediate effect and be converted to day schools.

The State Commissioner for Education, Alh. Aliyu Tukur ES, disclosed this on Thursday in a statement in Gusau, the state capital.

Tukur noted that the affected Boarding schools should reopen as Day schools, in order to educate students within their immediate environment.

All students from the closed boarding schools were asked to report to the nearest day school in their community to continue with their education.

The statement made it very clear that the system should be boy-to-boys and girl-to-girls school system, while warning that no Principal should collect new registration or charge any levy from the students.

“All the affected students should maintain their former school uniforms”, he added.

According to the statement, a new admission register should be open separately to accommodate the transfer students in their appropriate classes, warning that their records should be compiled.

Recall that in recent time, bandits have attacked and kidnapped students from boarding schools in the State.

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