BREAKING NEWS: Jigawa State Shuts Down Schools As Pupils Write Exams

The Government of Jigawa State ordered the sudden closure of all public schools in the state after fear of attacks on schools spread across the state.

Jigawa govt shuts schools over security threats - Daily Post Nigeria

The schools were suddenly closed on Wednesday while pupils were taking their terminal examinations.

The sudden closure has inflicted apprehension and panic among residents and students. Many of the students were seen stranded, waiting to be vacated out of town.

The spokesperson for the state’s Ministry of Education, Wasilu Umar, verified the closure of the schools to reporters but refused to make further comments.

But a primary school headmaster in one of the schools in Dutse, the state’s capital, confessed and said “We are asked to shut down and release the students immediately.

“The pupils are yet to sit for the Basic Science and Islamic Religion Knowledge (IRK) examinations before they were asked to evacuate.

“The closure is indefinite until further notice. We believe that it is due to the eroding security situation in the state,” the headmaster added.

Also, one of the pupils in the Nuhu Sanusi Government Day Secondary School told reporters that they were asked to evacuate without taking the Civic Education examination billed to hold tomorrow.

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