- JSS 3 students in Kaduna state have been asked to resume to enable them to participate in the forthcoming basic education certificate exam
- The state's commissioner for education made the announcement, directing the students to appear in mufti
- The government's directive which was announced on Wednesday, August 18, reportedly took immediate effect
Kaduna - The Kaduna state government has approved the resumption of students in Junior Secondary School three (JSS 3).
This is to enable the students to participate in the forthcoming Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE).
The development was announced in a statement by Shehu Muhammad, Kaduna commissioner for education, on Wednesday, August 18.
The JSS 3 students have been granted permission to resume school to participate in the BECE, scheduled for August 21 to September 6, 2021.
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The commissioner said the students can resume with effect from Wednesday, August, 18, adding that they should appear in mufti.
The recurrent bandits' attacks forced the state government to shut down schools especially as the criminals target innocent students.
Reactions trail government's directive
Jerry Happiness said:
"May God protect the children in Kaduna State because with what is happening now only God can protect the children especially now that they said they should appear in mufti."
Tsado Joseph Ndagi said:
"And nothing is being said regarding the security situation of the schools."
Martina Yakubu said:
"So, what happens to the students' uniform, why should they resume school in mufti?"
El-Rufai says Kaduna schools will remain closed
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that the Kaduna state government declared that all primary and secondary schools would remain closed until the security situation improves across the state.
The commissioner for education, Muhammad, stated this on Monday, August 9, in Kaduna at a joint press conference with the commissioner for internal security and home affairs, Samuel Aruwan.
Muhammad said that the press conference was organized to dispute the fake news going round that schools were directed to reopen for the third term on August 9.
Governor Matawalle speaks on fresh abduction of Zamfara college students
The governor made this known in a statement released by his spokesman, Yusuf Gusau, on Monday, August 16.
Legit.ng gathers that Governor Matawalle condemned the latest attack on the College of Agriculture and Animal Science, Bakura.
President Buhari speaks on kidnap of students
The president in a statement posted via Facebook on Monday, July 5, through his special assistant on media and publicity, Garba Shehu, charged the military, police, and intelligence agencies to ensure the safe and early release of all kidnap victims.
He stated that the kidnapping of students, mostly in northern states, was already threatening school enrolments in the region.