Niger: State govt. to close public secondary schools

The Niger State government has announced that all public secondary schools in the state will be closed from Friday, March 12 to March 26, 2021. 

The directive is to enable security agencies to conduct a comprehensive risk assessment of all public secondary schools in the State. This was disclosed in a statement issued by the State’s Public Enlightenment Unit on social media, yesterday. 

“Please be informed that the Niger State government has directed that all public secondary schools in the state be closed from March 12th to 26th, 2021. This is to enable security agencies to conduct a comprehensive risk assessment of all public secondary schools. 

“When completed, the exercise will provide an all-inclusive mechanism and strategies that will restore and guarantee sustainable security and safety of students, schools’ infrastructure, education managers and teachers in Niger State”, the statement said. 

Recall that some students and staff of Government Science College, Kagara, in the State were recently abducted by bandits after a raid on their school.  The abductees have since regained their freedom. 

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