The Yobe State government on Monday announced the closure of all boarding schools in the state.
The closure, according to Dr Muhammed Idris, the state Commissioner for Basic Education, who addressed journalists at a briefing in Damaturu, the state capital, is part of proactive measures to safeguard the lives of the students.
Boarding students from JSS 1 to SSS 2 in the state have been asked to vacate their schools immediately.
“The Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education has ordered the immediate closure of all boarding schools in the state.
“Students from JSS I to SSS II should vacate their schools immediately.
“The closure of the boarding schools is informed by the security concern and the urgent need for government to be proactive in safeguarding the lives of the children.
“All day schools are to continue with the normal academic activities,” the commissioner said, adding that further statement would be made concerning the reopening of the schools as soon as possible.
He added that the ministry was strategising on how to take learning home to the students, as it was done at the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“This is because the state government, led by Mai Mala Buni, is very serious about lives of the students,” Idris added.