FG Shuts 5 Unity Schools in Yobe, Borno, Adamawa:
The Federal Government has shut down five Federal Government Colleges in Yobe, Borno and Adamawa states, following the killings of school children by members of the violent Islamic sect, Boko Haram, who have been attacking schools.
Supervising Minister of Education, Nyesom Wike, communicated the government’s approval for the closure of the schools in a statement by his Special Assistant (Media), Simeon Nwakaudu, on Wednesday in Abuja.
The schools affected by the closure are Federal Government Girls College, Munguno, and the Federal Science and Technical College, Lassa, both in Borno State; Federal Government College, Potiskum, and the Federal Government College, Buni Yadi, both in Yobe State; as well as the Federal Science and Technical College, Michika, Adamawa State.
The schools were considered to be located “within the high security risk areas of the North-East geo-political zone.”
“The schools are to remain closed until security situation in the states improves. The teachers of the affected schools would also be absorbed by the new schools,” a source told our correspondent.
The decision followed reports submitted by the principals of the unity schools in the three states.
Boko Haram members last Tuesday attacked Federal Government College, Buni Yadi, Yobe State, killing no fewer than 30 students.
The PUNCH in exclusive report had said government was considering the option of closing unity schools in the North-East. (PUNCH)