The Kaduna State Government has ordered the closure of 13 schools it considered vulnerable to attacks by bandits.
The development followed the mass abduction of students of Bethel Baptist Secondary School, Kajuma in Chikun Local Government Area of the state, on Monday.
The Director-General, Quality Assurance Authority in the state’s Ministry of Education, Umma Ahmed, issued the directive in a statement on Monday evening.
“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,” the statement said.
The official listed the affected schools as Faith Academy, along Kachia Road, adjacent to Jakaranda; Deeper Life Academy, Maraban Rido; ECWA Secondary school, Ungwar Maje; Goodnews Secondary School 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;St. Augustine, Kujama; Comprehensive Development Institution (CDI), Tudun Mare and Adventist College, Kujama.