El-Rufai orders immediate closure of Deeper Life, Winners, ECWA, 10 other schools

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Governor Nasir El-Rufai has ordered the immediate closure of 13 schools because of their vulnerability to incessant attacks by terrorists.

The decision to shut down the schools is coming on the heels of the brutal attacks on Bethel Baptist school in Chikum local government area of the state on Monday.

Fedredsnews is yet to confirm the number of kidnapped students.

Speaking on behalf of the governor, the Director-General of Quality Assurance Authority in the state Ministry of Education, Umma Ahmed told the proprietors of all private schools that the closure is with immediate effect.

“You are hereby advised to adhere to the contents of this letter as appropriate sanctions shall be meted out to schools that are found wanting for non-compliance, please,” she said.

Ahmed listed the names of the affected schools to include Faith Academy, along Kachia Road adjacent to Jakaranda, Deeper Life Academy, Maraban Rido, ECWA Secondary school, Ungwar Maje and Bethel Baptist High School, Damishi.

Others are St. Peters Minor Seminary, Katari, Prelude Secondary School, Kujama, Ibiso Secondary School, Tashar Iche, Tulip International (Boys) School and Tulip international (Girls) School.

Also on the list are, Goodnews Secondary School, St. Augustine, Kujama, Comprehensive Development Institution (CDI), Tudun Mare and Adventist College, Kujama.

Kaduna has been experiencing series of attacks by bandits, with educational institutions considered as soft targets.

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