Following the kidnapping of over 100 students from Bethel Baptist High School in the early hours of Monday, July 5, the Kaduna state administration has ordered the closure of 13 schools in areas prone to bandit assaults.
According to a statement issued by Umma Ahmed, the Director-General of the Ministry of Education’s Quality Assurance Authority, the closure of privately operated schools is effective immediately.
Faith Academy, on Kachia Road near Jakaranda; Deeper Life Academy, Maraban Rido; ECWA Secondary School, Ungwar Maje; and Bethel Baptist High School, Damishi, were among the schools impacted, according to him. St. Peters Minor Seminary, Katari, Prelude Secondary School, Kujama, Ibiso Secondary School, Tashar Iche, Tulip International (Boys) and Tulip International (Girls) School are among the others.
Goodnews Secondary School, Kujama, St. Augustine, Kujama, Comprehensive Development Institution (CDI), Tudun Mare, and Adventist College, Kujama are also on the list.
“You are therefore urged to adhere to the provisions of this letter, as suitable penalties will be meted out to schools who fail to comply, please.” as stated in the statement