- The Katsina government said it has directed some schools in the state to resume their academic activities
- Governor Bello Masari had shut the schools over the abduction of Kangara schoolboys
- Badamasi Charanchi, the state commissioner of education, noted that students, staff, and visitors must adhere strictly to COVID-19 protocols
Katsina state government has directed the re-opening of six boarding schools from Sunday, March 28, 2021, for the continuation of the 2020/2021 academic session.
Channels TV reports that the boarding schools include:
- Government Unity Secondary School, Malumfashi
- Sir Usman Nagogo College of Arabic and Islamic Studies (SUNCAIS)
- Katsina Government Girls Secondary School
- Dutsin Safe Katsina Government Girls Arabic Secondary School Dutsinma
- Government School for the deaf, Malumfashi
- Government School for the blind, Katsina state
Legit.ng gathered that the state government also directed the reopening of all the female boarding secondary schools in their location or at nearby schools from Wednesday, March 24.
In a statement signed by the state commissioner of education, Badamasi Charanchi, the ministry stressed that COVID-19 protocols must strictly be adhered to by students, staff, and visitors.
TheCable also reported that the commissioner while making the announcement, clarified that boarding students in the four command schools in the state are to resume fully.
The commissioner said male students in the remaining boarding schools should report at any nearest secondary school to their places of abode to continue their studies while their female counterparts should await further instruction from the government.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that Katsina state boarding schools were directed to reopen on Tuesday, March 2.
It was reported that the directive was announced on Sunday, February 28, by Badamosi Charanchi, the state commissioner for education.
This development came after students of Government Science Secondary School, Kankara were released on Thursday, December 17, 2020.
Recall that over 300 schoolboys were abducted on Friday, December 11, 2020, at Kankara local government area of the state.
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