Sat. Oct 1st, 2022

Maureen Okpe

The Federal Ministry of Education has ordered the immediate closure of the Federal Government College (FGC), Kwali in Kwali Area Council, FCT, Abuja.

The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, gave the directive on Monday in Abuja in a statement made available to newsmen by the Director of Press and Public Relations, Mr. Ben Goong.

Adamu said that the closure became necessary following a security breach on Sheda and Lambata villages, suburbs of Kwali Area Council, which also threatened FGC Kwali.

Boko Haram members were reported to have injured three soldiers from Guards Brigade in an ambush around Bwari Area Council.

He said the timely intervention of security agencies was able to save the situation.

Adamu also directed that arrangements should be made for final year students to conclude their NECO examinations.

The minister also, directed Principals of Unity Colleges across the country to liaise with security agencies within their jurisdictions to forestall any security breach in the schools

While some schools were asked to vacate latest on Wednesday, some other schools disseminate messages to parents on Sunday asking them not to fail to come pick their children on Monday, unfailingly, perhaps, due to rising fear, anxiety and threat.

Similarly, a parent whose son is in JSS 3 in Federal Government Boys’ College, Apo, Abuja, confirmed that the school is shutting down on Monday as against the date in the calendar and parents have been asked to come pick their children on Monday unfailingly.

He said: “My son told me that they were rushed to finish their examination, that they wrote four subjects everyday which, to me, was too much for the brain of these children.

“I also learnt that Federal Government Technical College, Orozo, Abuja, sent children packing since on Friday last week, immediately the rushed them to finish the examination as against the calendar. This is abnormal, and it’s an indication or points to the fact that there’s a threat, and it’s wise for the schools to release the children back to their parents.”

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