By; JACOB ONJEWU DICKSON
Kaduna State Schools Quality Assurance Authority has ordered 13 schools in areas vulnerable to bandits attacks to shut down immediately.
This was contained in a letter to the proprietors of affected schools from the authority, dated July 5, signed by its Director-General, Umma K. Ahmed.
“Sequel to the information reaching the Authority on the security threat at the Bethel Baptist High school, Damishi, a meeting with the National Association ofProprietors of Private schools (NAPPS) and some key stakeholders was held onMonday 5th July, 2021 with the resolution that the following schools should closewith effect from Monday 5th July, 2021,” it stated.
According to the letter titled, “NOTICE OF CLOSURE OF SOME IDENTIFIED VULNERABLE SCHOOLS” the authority warned of sanctions against schools that fail to comply.
The affected schools listed in the letter sighted by our correspondent include, Faith Academy, along Kachia Road adjacent to Jakaranda, Deeper Life Academy, Maraban Rido, Ecwa Secondary school, Ungwar Maje and Bethel Baptist High School, Damishi.
Others are, St. Peters Minor Seminary, Katari, Prelude Secondary School, Kujama, Ibiso Secondary school, Tashar Iche, Tulip Interational (Boys) School and Tulip international (Girls) School.
Also in the list are, Goodnews Secondary School, St. Augustine, Kujama, Comprehensive Development Institution (CDI), Tudun Mare and Adventist College, Kujama.
“You are hereby advised to adhere to the contents of this letter asappropriate sanctions shall be meted out to schools that are found wanting for non-compliance, please,” the letter warned.