Insecurity: Nasarawa govt reopens shut schools

From Esther Akaa, Lafia

The Nasarawa State government has ordered for the reopening of boarding public and private schools in the state for the first term of the 2022/2023 academic session.

The Voice earlier reported that  the state government shut down both public and private schools, as a proactive step to safeguard the lives of students in the state due to security threats.

A statement issued on Wednesday by the Permanent Secretary, state Ministry of Education, Mr Mohammed Sani Bala said public boarding schools will resume on Sunday, September 18, while day schools shall resume on Monday, September 19, 2022.

The statement read: “In keeping with the 2022/2023 school academic calendar, the Honourable Commissioner, Ministry of Education, wishes to announce the school resumption for first-term, 2022/2023 Academic Session for all public and private schools in the state as follows: Sunday, 18th September, 2022: Resumption for All Boarding Schools across the State; Monday, 19th September, 2022: Resumption for All Day Students across the State.

“By this announcement, parents and guardians are to send their children/wards back to school as scheduled, as all out-standing promotion examinations will continue on Monday, 19th September, 2022.

“All Chief Evaluation Officers (CEOS) are to monitor and ensure compliance with this directive, please.”

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