Security Threat: FCTA Directs Abuja Private Schools’ To Close
The Federal Capital Territory Authority has instructed the closure of all private schools in Abuja. The command comes amid threats of attacks in the capital city.
Earlier, the Federal Ministry of Education had authorized the immediate closure of one of its Unity Colleges, the Federal Government College Kwali, located in the Kwali Area Council of the FCT.
However, in an announcement signed by the National Association of Proprietors of Private Schools in Nigeria, Abuja, it was compiled that the directive to shut down schools came from the FCT Education secretariat.
The message reads: “Dear school educators, instruction reaching me now from the Ag. Director DQA is that the FCT Education secretariat has instructed that schools are to make sure all examinations going on should end by Wednesday, July 27, and all students including those in boarding should be allowed to go home for the holiday.
“Those writing external examinations and schools that have planned their end of year speech and prize giving day beyond Wednesday could go ahead as planned but must put adequate security in place to protect both students and staff of their schools, you are addressed strictly to the above instructions.”
Confirming the authenticity of the statement, the publicity secretary, NAPPS, Abuja, Peter Edoh, said, “Yes. It is very valid.”