Nigeria: Borno State Government Shut Female Boarding Schools
- March 13, 2018
The Borno State Government in North-east Nigeria says it had closed all boarding schools in the state, except for those located in Maiduguri and Biu metropolises.
Speaking to the press on the modalities being put in place by the state to prevent the abduction of more students from its schools, the state government said the security of students could only be completely guaranteed when peace and orderliness return to the North-east with the defeat of Boko Haram.
The state Commissioner for Education, Hon. Inuwa Kubo, who spoke on the closure of the schools, said all female and male boarding schools, except for those in the Maiduguri and Biu metropolitan areas had been closed.
This implies that boarding schools have been closed in 25 out of 27 local government areas of the state.