Katsina state shuts down 19 public schools over insecurity

The Katsina state government has temporarily shut down 19 public primary schools due to the incessant attacks by suspected terrorists in some communities in Kankara local government area of Katsina State.

The council’s education secretary, Kabir Ali, who announced the closure said most of the affected pupils, comprising of 4,819 boys and 4,294 girls as well as their teachers. in the have been moved to Kankara town to continue with their education.

He further noted that the situation has led to the congestion of classes in the council’s headquarters, and is affecting the quality of education available for the pupils adding that there is still a need for additional classrooms, teachers, as well as teaching materials, and the rehabilitation of dilapidated school structures.

He called on well-meaning individuals to assist in constructing additional classrooms to accommodate pupils in the area.

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